Bolero

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1933. Final Script for the 1934 pre-Code film musical, "Bolero," directed by Wesley Ruggles, written for the screen by Horace Jackson, Kubec Glasmon, Carey Wilson, and Ruth Ridenour, and starring George Raft and Carole Lombard.

A stylish Paramount musical that, unlike so many others from its time, came with a great storyline. George Raft rises from coal mine laborer to be a top dancer in pre-Great War Europe. While weaving his way through romantic entanglements (including a fling with Sally Rand, who performs her famous fan dance here), he secures his own nightclub, at which point he meets the real love of his life, Carole Lombard (after asking her to audition in her underwear in his hotel room). A pre-Code gem that seems almost to have been designed to push the censors buttons, simultaneously one of the raciest and moodiest "A" musicals produced by this studio.

Tall self-wrappers as issued, stamped FILE COPY and RETURN TO SCRIPT DEPT. / PARAMOUNT PICTURES, INC., on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 171, and dated November 8, 1933. Holograph pencil notation at the top left corner reading, "P 980." Credits on the front wrapper for screenwriters Jackson, Wilson, Glasmon, and Ridenour. Mimeograph duplication, side-stapled. Near Fine condition.

Hirschhorn, p. 85.


[Book #137009]

Price: $650.00