The Ed Wynn Show: Laurie's Career

Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC], 1958. Revised Final Draft script for the 1958 television episode of "The Ed Wynn Show." Copy belonging to actor Tom Irish, with his name in green holograph ink on the front wrapper and notation in green ink to a single page. Irish played an uncredited bit part named "Biff."

In 1958, veteran vaudeville comedian Ed Wynn, creator of the innovative live skit-based 1949 television show of the same name, tried his hand at a third television series: a short-lived sitcom that would last only one season.

Though Wynn was one of few beloved vaudevillians to make a successful transition to the small screen, with his first show featuring high profile Hollywood guests and winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Live Show in 1950, his success would not last indefinitely. As television grew, he would shift towards more serious dramatic roles. The 1958 iteration of "The Ed Wynn Show" would be the last series he put his name on before taking a spate of guest appearances and dramatic roles in various television shows and films.

Yellow titled wrappers, noted as production No. 4477, dated October 29, 1958, with credits for screenwriters Laurence Marks and Milton Pascal. Title page present, dated October 29, 1958, noted as REVISED FINAL DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Marks and Pascal. 43 leaves, with last page of text numbered 38. Mimeograph on eye-rest green stock, with yellow revision pages throughout, dated October 31, 1958. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good bound with two gold brads.

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