The Best Place to Be, Parts 1 and 2

Burbank, CA: Ross Hunter Productions Inc. / National Broadcasting Company [NBC], 1978. First Draft script for the 1979 television film, conceived and aired in 2 parts, originally by NBC on May 27, 1979. Presentation copy belonging to producer, Ross Hunter, bound in navy full calf with gilt titles on cover and spine, with Hunter's name on the front board.

Based on the 1976 novel of the same name by New York Times bestseller, Helen Van Slyke. A widow raises rebellious children, dates a younger man and renews a romance with an old friend. Donna Reed's television movie debut but also brought her back to television after a twelve-year absence. Ross Hunter's final project.

Set in New York and Ireland, shot on location in Los Angeles.

Green full calf binding with titled paper wrappers as issued, noted as Second Draft on the front wrapper, dated August 31, 1978, with credits for screenwriter Stanford Whitmore. Title page present, dated August 31, 1978, noted as Second Draft, with credits for screenwriter Stanford Whitmore adapted from the novel by Helen Van Slyke. 220 leaves, with last page of text numbered 231. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, presentation binding Near Fine.

[Book #142871]