Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958-1960. Archive of scripts and revision pages for 56 episodes of the hip private-eye detective television series "Peter Gunn." Copies belonging to screenwriter Lewis Reed, with his holograph name to the front wrapper of each episode.
Included are screenplays for nearly half of the 114-episode run of the noir influenced television series starring the sophisticated, sharp-dressed, modern iazz-loving private eye Peter Gunn, played by Craig Stevens. Probably the only television show that ever rivaled the best film noir of the big screen, with minimalist dialogue and bleak, open-ended conclusions that challenge even the best of television today. Creator Blake Edwards, who later spawned both "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the "Pink Panther" comedy film series starring Peter Sellers, would use the success of "Peter Gunn" to jump start his film career.
Nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award.
Composer Henry Mancini also won an Emmy and two Grammy Awards for the show's well-loved theme song, including the first Grammy ever awarded for Album of the Year.
Scripts in Very Good to Near Fine condition. Mimeograph on eye-rest green or white stock. Many episodes also contain pink, blue, white, and yellow revision pages laid in at the rear.