Go Ask Alice

Burbank, CA: American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1972. Final Draft script for the 1972 television movie. Copy belonging to prop assistant Paul Marco, with his name in holograph ink on the front wrapper and title page, with other production ephemera laid in.

Based on the 1971 novel by Beatrice Sparks, a cultural milestone of that decadez. A mostly tasteful, surprisingly non-exploitative look at 1970s teenage drug use, starring William Shatner and Andy Griffith in unusual roles for both actors. Nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards.

The source novel, one of the first young adult book sensations, was first published as the true story of an anonymous teenage girl, though later research revealed Beatrice Sparks as the novelist.

Blue titled wrappers. Title page present, dated October 2, 1972, noted as FINAL DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Ellen Violett. 92 leaves, with last page of text numbered 88. Mechanical duplication, with blue and yellow revision pages throughout, dated 10/10/72. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.

Reyes, 43, 146, 149, 266.

[Book #141957]