Thornton Wilder's The Eighth Day

London: Lawson Productions, 1988. Third Draft scripts for the complete two episode run of an unproduced British television adaptation of Thornton Wilder's 1967 novel.

Screenwriter Wendell Mayes is known for a number of stellar scripts for films made between 1957 and 1982, nearly all literary adaptations, including "The Spirit of St. Louis" (1957), "The Hunters" (1958), "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), "Advise and Consent" (1962), "Von Ryan's Express" (1965), and "Death Wish" (1974).

The production company, Lawson, was active from the late 1980s to 1998, producing five British television series, one feature film, and one short film.

Both scripts with blank red titled wrappers and a four-color label for Lawson Productions, Inc. at the bottom of the front panel. Title page on each is present, both dated 1988 and noted as Third Draft and with a credit for screenwriter Mayes. 107 and 108 leaves respectively, with last page of text numbered 106 and 107 respectively. Photographically reproduced. Pages and wrappers Near Fine, internally bound with two gold brads.


[Book #143865]

Price: $350.00