Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Productions, 1966. Shooting script for the 1968 film. Copy belonging to actor Hank Jones, who played the delivery boy in the film, with his name in black ink to the front wrapper. A fourteen page press release including production information laid in. Based on the 1961 memoir "The Family Band" by Laura Bower Van Nuys.
An unusual Disney film that semi-historically chronicles Grover Cleveland's 1888 run for president of the United States by following the internal political conflicts of a family of Dakota pioneers. Originally conceived of as a two-part television show, the story was expanded to a feature length musical after the Sherman brothers were brought on board to compose the music. "Family Band" premiered at Radio City Music Hall, which requested that the film's length be shortened, and Disney obliged by cutting 45 minutes from its running time. The film's longer un-cut version was never released. Goldie Hawn's first role, in a bit part as a chorus girl.
Set in St. Louis and in the Dakota territories.
Gray titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, noted as production No. 2198, dated December 12, 1966, with credits for screenwriter Lowell S. Hawley, novelist Laura Bower Van Nuys, and composers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Title page present, dated December 12, 1966, noted as SHOOTING SCRIPT, with credits for screenwriter Hawley, novelist Bower Van Nuys, and composers Sherman and Sherman. 172 leaves, with last page of text numbered 165. Mechanically reproduced, dated variously between 12/29/66 and 4/4/67. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with three gold brads.