New York: Leah Salisbury Inc., 1958. Draft script for the 1958-1959 play. Actor Dana Andrews' working copy, from his estate. With a letter of provenance from Andrews' daughter, Katharine Smith. Notations throughout in holograph pencil. Laid in are three leaves of script changes, carbon typescript, with annotations in holograph pencil.
Gibson's play debuted on Broadway in January 1958 and ran for over 700 performances, closing on October 31, 1959. Henry Fonda and Anne Bancroft play two down-and-out loners in New York, their stories told by way of philosophical conversations throughout. Basis for the 1962 Robert Wise film, starring Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine, nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Music), and wonderfully shot in anamorphic black-and-white. The film is regarded as one of the best portrayals of the post-Beat, pre-Warhol Factory New York scene.
Black Studio Duplicating Service wrappers, with a credit for playwright Gibson. Title page present, undated, with a credit for playwright Gibson. leaves, with last page of text numbered 3-3-30 (Act 3, Scene 3, Page 30). Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.