Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Marriage, Roman Style

Los Angeles: United Artists Television, 1965. Draft script for what was to have been the pilot to the television series, "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" in 1966. Instead the pilot was aired as a 30-minute television movie. With occasional holograph annotations in blue ink.

Created as a vehicle for the Canadian comic duo Wayne and Shuster (and based on their recurring stage routine), a comedic re-imagining of ancient Roman life and customs. Lavinia is the daughter of a powerful family. At the old age of 17 her family starts to worry that she is still not married. The pilot also starred Arte Johnson as "Anglius."

Purple titles wrappers, dated August 27, 1965, with credits for screenwriters Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. 45 leaves, with last page of text numbered 45. Mechanical duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper detached, otherwise Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #144298]

Price: $125.00