Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1972. Draft script for the 1974 blaxploitation film. Copy belonging to Unit Production Manager Doc Merman whose name is written in holograph pencil on the front wrapper along with notes: "To Brad, Merry Xmas", and "AC Dye", referring to a product used to detect leaks in automotive Air Conditioning cooling systems, likely needed for "Willie Dynamite's" iconic purple 1971 Cadillac Fleetwood, in holograph ink. Holograph notations throughout.
Willie Dynamite (Roscoe Orman) is a pimp aspiring to be #1 in New York City, but after gaining quick success falls into ruin as he is targeted by the IRS, the police, and a social worker named Cora (Diana Sands) who attempts to help the women working for Willie leave prostitution behind. Martha Reeves sang the title song on the soundtrack album composed and produced by jazz great J.J. Johnson.
Shot on Location in New York City and Los Angeles.
Gray titled wrappers, production No. 00205, dated October 27, 1972. Title page present, dated October 27, 1972, with credits for Ron Cutler. 120 leaves, with last page of text numbered 119. Mechanically reproduced, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.
Parish & Hill 234. Weldon 1996.