Last Respects

New York: N.p., Circa 1979. Archive including a Draft script for an unproduced film, and several associated typed letters signed relating to the possible casting of Liv Ullmann and Carol Kane. Based on the 1972 novel by Jerome Weidman.

Laid in to the script are a three-page handwritten letter on Film Friends letterhead from Marilyn Feinstein to Paul Kohner discussing the film as a possible vehicle for Liv Ullmann, a photocopy of a letter to Kohner from Carol Kane's manager Doug Chapin expressing Kane's interest in being involved in the production, and a photocopied three-page document likely for internal use at the Kohner agency with a synopsis and a rather scathing review suggesting it would be a rather poor fit for Ullmann. An unusual look at the inner workings of a Hollywood agency's triaging process.

The story of a New York City man whose Orthodox Jewish mother dies on Christmas Eve, the body disappearing in an ambulance en route to the funeral home, while we follow his crosstown journey to try and arrange her funeral.

Black titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Vicki Langer and Mik Cribben and novelist Jerome Weidman. 118 leaves, with last page of text numbered 117. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #144400]