Butterflies Are Free

Los Angeles: Frankovich Productions, 1971. Shooting script for the 1972 film. Copy belonging to John Flinn, with his name tag affixed on the front wrapper, though his association with the film is unknown. Included with the script are two stills from the film, one full-color and one black-and-white.

Based on Leonard Gershe's 1969 play, and adapted by Gershe. Don Baker (Albert) is a blind and self-reliant man who becomes the object of affection for the free-spirited Jill (Hawn), who is clad in only her underwear for most of the film. Jill and Don make love, and she tries to help him escape the clutches of his overbearing mother, a children's-story writer (Heckart).

Eileen Heckart won an Academy Award for her supporting role. The first of director Katselas' four features, the others being "40 Carats" (1973), "Report to the Commissioner" (1975), and "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" (1979).

Yellow titled wrappers, adorned with illustrations of pink and orange butterflies. Title page present, dated August 16, 1971, noted as SHOOTING SCRIPT, with a credit for screenwriter Gershe. 126 leaves on pink stock, mechanical duplication, with the last leaf of text numbered 125. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with three gold brads. One still with a mimeo snipe on the verso; both stills Very Good plus.

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