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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, Circa 1980. Archive of seven scripts for the 1982 film. Included is a first draft, third draft, and five undated drafts, one of which appears under the working title "Carlotta: A Haunted Lady." Two scripts with holograph annotations present. From the estate of Frank De Felitta.

De Felitta was a screenwriter and novelist, best known for his 1975 occult horror novel Audrey Rose, which he also adapted into the screenplay for the 1977 film, directed by Robert Wise and starring Marsha Mason and Anthony Hopkins.

Based on the 1978 novel by De Felitta, about a real case of an alleged haunting in which a woman claimed the ghosts of three men were sexually assaulting her. De Felitta was present during the initial investigation by two parapsychologists, one of whom also who served as a technical advisor on the film. Critics of the time dismissed the film, but it has since become a well-regarded cult classic.

1st Draft Screenplay:
Blue untitled wrappers with holograph pencil notation. Title page present, dated September 25, 1978, noted as First Draft Screenplay, with credits for screenwriter Frank DeFelitta. 126 leaves, with last page of text numbered 132. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.

3rd Draft:
Black titled wrappers. Title page present, holograph pencil notation, dated March 1980, noted as 3rd Draft, with credits for screenwriter Frank DeFelitta. 153 leaves, with last page of text numbered 143. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good Plus bound with three gold brads.

Entity Undated 1:
Black titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Frank De Felitta. 145 leaves, with last page of text numbered 142. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.

Entity Undated 2:
Black titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Frank DeFelitta, [The Paul Kohner Michael Levy Agency], producers Joe Wizan and Joyce Lukon. 128 leaves, with last page of text numbered 127. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.

Entity Undated 3:
Orange untitled wrappers. 126 leaves, with last page of text numbered 127. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with three gold brads.

Entity Undated 4 Bound Internally
Black titled wrappers. Title page present with credits for screenwriter Frank De Felitta. [Holograph notation, type over.] 143 leaves, with last page of text numbered 139. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with three gold brads.

Carlotta: A Haunted Lady:
Pale yellow untitled wrappers. Title page present with credits for screenwriter Frank De Felitta and producers Joe Wizan and Joyce Lukon. 146 leaves, with last page of text numbered 145. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.



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