The Marble Faun

Leonardo Bercovici (screenwriter), Nathaniel Hawthorne (novel)

N.p. N.p., 1957. Draft script for an unproduced film. Manuscript ink on front wrapper, noting title, screenwriter Leonardo Bercovici, and a story based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1860 novel.

Bercovici's screenwriting credits include; "The Bishop's Wife" in 1947, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven, and "Portrait of Jennie," in 1949, starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten. His other films included "Racket Busters" in 1938, "Chasing Danger" in 1939, "Monsoon" in 1953, and two foreign films that he produced and directed as well as wrote, "Square of Violence" in 1963 and "Story of a Woman" in 1970. Bercovici was blacklisted during the McCarthy era losing his US passport, regaining it in 1956, and then moving to Europe for several years. Bercovici later became a respected teacher of writing at UCLA and the American Film Institute, work that he continued until shortly before his death.

Set in Rome.

Red untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated January 15, 1957, with credits for screenwriter Leonardo Bercovici, based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 114 leaves, with last page of text numbered 113. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, internally bound with three gold brads.

[Book #142885]