The Telephone Book

Early Draft script (though noted as a "Final Draft screenplay") for the 1971 film dated two years prior to its release. The number "243" is annotated in faded holograph ink at the top right corner of the title page.

An important, slightly experimental X-rated comedy that is ground zero in the history early 1970s sexual climate in America, predicting the "porn chic" that would land with the release of "Deep Throat" the following year. The story concerns a woman who becomes obsessed with her obscene caller, and "the world's greatest obscene phone call." The film featured an early role for Sarah Kennedy, Warholstars Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne), Ondine, and Geri Miller, and a young Jill Clayburgh.

Notably, as with films directed by John Cassavetes, much of the dialogue in the film that feels quite improvised turns out to have been written word for word in the script.

Set in New York City, and shot on location there.

Maroon titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, dated June 25, 1969, noted as FINAL DRAFT SCREENPLAY, copy No. 283 written in holograph ink at the top right corner, and with a credit for screenwriter Nelson Lyon, as well as producer Merwyn Block, with a New York address for Rosebud Films, Inc. 114 leaves, with last page of text numbered 111. Mimeograph, rectos only, with blue revision pages dated 10/8/69 (over 3 months after the script was completed). Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with some soil, bound with two gold screw brads.

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