The Sporting Club

Beverly Hills, CA: Lorimar Productions / AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1969. Revised Final Draft script for the 1971 film. Copy belonging to Phil Abramson, set director for the film, with his name in holograph ink on a couple of pages, and holograph notations throughout. Laid in is a folded photocopied shooting schedule sheet with photocopied notations, and "Phil 140" in holograph pencil at the top.

Based on Thomas McGuane's 1968 debut novel. Vernor Stanton (Fields), an unstable patrician iconoclast, and his lifelong friend, James Quinn (Coster), engage in various drug-fueled adventures, often violent in nature. The two aim to destabilize the Centennial Club, the summer sporting resort for upper-class Michigan families, where they are members. Featuring a brief appearance by a pre-"Exorcist" Linda Blair.

Set in Michigan, shot on location in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Salmon titled wrappers, noted as REV. FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated October 4, 1969. Title page present, identical to the front wrapper, with credits for screenwriter Semple, Jr., and novelist McGuane. 117 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 116, plus a laid-in shooting sheet (dated Jan. 17, 1970). Mechanically reproduced, with pink, blue, white, and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/24/69 and 12/3/69. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

Weldon 1996.


[Book #135248]

Price: $650.00