Los Angeles: Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], 1969. Third Revision script for the 1969 television special, originally broadcast on November 5, 1969 on CBS. Presentation script belonging to uncredited production manager Gary Necessary, with his name and the title stamped on the front board of the custom spring binding. With holograph notations throughout delineating the pages of the script by acts. Apart from having the most unusual surname in all of Hollywood, Mr. Necessary worked throughout his career on television specials, ranging from the likes of Natalie Cole to Jerry Lewis, to Sammy Davis, Jr.
The fifth and final annual television special by Frank Sinatra, after his departure from Columbia and the founding of Reprise Records saw him more in control of his career and revitalized artistically. In the same way he did with his now-legendary Reprise recordings, Sinatra up-ended the whole idea of a 1960s television special by focusing the special's content entirely on performance. Like it's predecessors, the show was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety or Musical Program.
Title page present, dated August 28, 1969, noted as Third Revision, with credits for Frank Sinatra, Don Costa and His Orchestra, producer Carolyn Raskin, director Tim Kiley, and screenwriter Sheldon Keller. 83 leaves, with last page of text numbered 64. Mechanically reproduced, with undated pink, blue, and goldenrod revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, lacking the wrappers, housed in a Near Fine orange plaid cloth covered spring binding.