Portrait of Jennie

Los Angeles: Vanguard Films, 1946. First Temporary Draft script for the 1948 film.

One of the great melodramas--veering strongly into the realm of fantasy and ghost stories--of the late 1940s. Painstakingly developed by David O. Selznick and then sold to Vanguard Pictures (to whom Selznick International was sold). "Portrait of Jennie" is a romantic fantasy so strange and concept-driven that it has always eluded mass popularity. Joseph Cotten portrays a struggling artist who becomes enamored--and then obsessed--with a little girl named Jennie who inexplicably begins to grow to womanhood over a period of weeks.

Blue titled wrappers. 156leaves, mimeograph, with pink and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/29/46 and 12/12/46. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

Weldon (1996), p. 437.


[Book #135977]

Price: $750.00