The Child Buyer

John Hersey (novel)
Lee Minoff (screenwriter)

New York: LaMarca Productions, circa 1980s. Draft script for an unproduced film based on the 1960 novel by John Hersey.

A satire about the American educational system, in which a man tries to buy a smart young child with a difficult home life in order to utilize him in an experiment to engineer super-intelligent humans. Adaptation written by Lee Minoff, writer of the screenplay for the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine."

Tan untitled agency wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Lee Minoff and novelist John Hersey. 147 leaves, with last page of text numbered 145. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two silver brads.

[Book #142430]