On the Threshold of Space

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955. Revised Shooting Final Script for the 1956 film. With holograph annotations throughout. Also included is a call sheet and nearly complete scene breakdowns for the film.

A dramatic depiction of The United States' early tests and developments of space travel technology, and the experiences of the future astronauts that underwent strenuous and risky trials. A prescient film, predicting the kind of film that would today be called a "docudrama," and one of the first of its kind.

Shot on location at Eglin AFB, Florida, and Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

Title page present, dated September 9, 1955, noted as Revised Shooting Final Script, with credits for screenwriter Simon Wincelberg. 201 leaves, with last page of text numbered 110. Mechanical duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/11/55 and 10/17/55. Pages Very Good, lacking the wrapper, bound with one gold brad.

[Book #143809]

Price: $675.00