The Day Of The Locust

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1973. Draft script for the 1975 film.

Based on the 1939 novel by Nathanael West, and equal to it as a dark, funny, and ultimately devastating commentary on the Hollywood system and its effect on the lives and dreams of those caught up in it. Nominated for two Academy Awards, considered by many to be Donald Sutherland’s finest performance, and one of the most underrated films of the 1970s.

Teal studio wrappers with a die cut title window in the British style. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Waldo Salt, novelist Nathanael West, producer Jerome Hellman and director John Schlesinger. 122 leaves, with last page of text numbered 118. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/31/73 and 10/12/73. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #144811]