Archive of scripts for 56 episodes of "Peter Gunn"

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958-1960. Archive of scripts and revision pages for 56 episodes of the detective television series dated variously between 1958 and 1960. Copies belonging to screenwriter Lewis Reed, with his holograph name on the front wrapper of each episode.

Included are screenplays for nearly half of the 114-episode run of the series, starring the sophisticated, sharp-dressed, jazz-loving private eye Peter Gunn, played by Craig Stevens. Probably the only television show to ever rival the best films noir of the big screen, with minimalist dialogue and bleak, open-ended conclusions that challenge even the best of television today.

Creator Blake Edwards would use the success of the series to jump start his film career, going on to direct "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) and the "Pink Panther" film series starring Peter Sellers.

Noted composer Henry Mancini 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.


[Book #136893]

Price: $6,500.00