The Tamarind Seed

London: AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1973. Draft script for the 1974 film. From the collection of still photographer Bob Willoughby. Rainbow copy with blue, pink, and white leaves. Included are six vintage black-and-white reference still photographs from the film.

Bob Willoughby (1927-2009) studied with Saul Bass at the Kann Institute of Art in Los Angeles, worked as a photographer for magazines such as "Life," "Look," and "Harper's Bazaar," and as a set photographer for every major studio, documenting some of most important films of the era and creating intimate portraits of some of Hollywood's greatest celebrities.

Willoughby moved his family to County Cork, Ireland in 1972, working on only a handful of films through the late 1970s and early 1980s (this was one of his final films), though he would continue to photograph, exhibit, and publish books for the remainder of his life.

Based on Evelyn Anthony's 1971 novel, about a woman on holiday in the Caribbean who meets a handsome Russian. Judith Farrow (Andrews) meets Feodor Sverdlov (Sharif), and together they visit all the beautiful spots on the island, but Judith's ties to the British government, and Feodor's to the Russian government cause problems for their romance. An underrated but serious look at espionage in the Cold War.

Set in Barbardos and shot on location there, and in London and Paris.

Yellow titled wrappers, marked copy No. 122. Title page present, dated April 1973, with credits for screenwriter Edwards. 127 leaves, mimeograph, with pink and blue undated revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good bound internally with two silver brads. Stills Near Fine.


[Book #131474]

Price: $650.00