Shall We Dance

Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1936. Treatment script for the 1937 film. Almost certainly the earliest draft associated with the film, a typescript prose synopsis.

A ballet star (Astaire) falls in love with a young tap dancer (Rogers) on a trans-Atlantic voyage, but rumors of their relationship precede them to their destination. The seventh of ten films Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers would make together, and the fourth of five directed by Mark Sandrich.

Green titled wrappers, noted as Treatment on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped PLEASE RETURN TO RKO STORY FILES and production No. 808, dated October 16, 1936, and with a credit for screenwriter Mark Sandrich. Title page integral with the first page of text. 26 leaves, with last page of text numbered 26. Typescript. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with a few tiny chips at the extremities, bound with two gold brads with washers.

Hirschhorn, The Hollywood Musical.

[Book #144161]

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