Midnight Cowboy

New York: Jerome Hellman Productions, circa 1969. Draft script for the 1969 film. Copy belonging to the film's still photographer Ron Munkasci, with this name in red holograph ink at the top right corner of the title page.

Based on the 1965 novel by James Leo Herlihy about an unlikely friendship between a would-be gigolo and an ailing con artist. Cornerstone film of the New Hollywood cinema, nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture.

Set in New York City, shot on location in Miami, Manhattan, and Big Spring, Texas.

Dark blue titled wrappers, noted as DRAFT SCREENPLAY at the bottom right, and with the logo for JEROME HELLMAN PRODUCTIONS at bottom center. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Waldo Salt, novelist James Leo Herlihy, producer Jerome Hellman and director John Schlesinger, noted as "A JEROME HELLMAN-JOHN SCHLESINGER PRODUCTION." 122 leaves, with last page of text numbered 113. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Near Fine with some offsetting to the title page due to a newspaper clipping (still present) laid in, wrapper Very Good plus.

National Film Registry.

[Book #144659]