Chicago in the Roaring Twenties [The Bootleggers]
London: British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC], 1967. Final Draft script for the 1967 BBC television special "Chicago in the Roaring Twenties," seen here under the working title "The Bootleggers." Based on British broadcaster and naturalist Kenneth Allsop's 1961 book "The Bootleggers."
A BBC special in which the infamous gangster Al Capone's Chicago mafia reign is illustrated in song and dance, directed by composer/producer Buddy Bregman and written by noted screenwriter Jesse Lasky, Jr. One of a handful of musicals to be written about the unlikely subject.
Dark green wrappers with a die-cut window on the front wrapper revealing the title on the title page, in the British style. Title page present, dated September 1967, noted as Final Draft. 171 leaves, with last page of text numbered II-15-66. Mechanical duplication on yellow stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, with rear hinge starting bound internally with two silver brads.
See all items in: 1960s Cinema, British Cinema, Drugs and Alcohol, Film Scripts, Gambling, Musical, Organized Crime, Prohibition, Television, Television Movie, Television Scripts