n.p. N.p., 1950. First Draft script for an unproduced film. Copy belonging to Ben Colman, credited for adding additional dialogue, holograph pencil signature on front wrapper. Holograph ink and pencil annotations throughout.
Based on the true story of John Wesley Powell's dangerous inaugural navigation of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Creator of the Cosmos Club, second director of the US Geological Survey, and proponent of land preservation, he was championed as an explorer and a great man, notwithstanding his belief that the Native Americans were primitives with no civilized societal structure of course. Written by "Lone Ranger" screenwriter Herb Meadow.
Set in Arizona.
Yellow titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 3, dated December 29, 1949. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, noted as FIRST DRAFT CONTINUITY, with credits for screenwriters Meadow and Colman, and author John Wesley Powell. 157 leaves, with last page of text numbered 146. Mimeograph, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between November 23, 1949 and January 4, 1950. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.