Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1946. Third Draft script for the 1949 film. Based on the 1933 film, which in turn was based on the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott.
An early David O. Selznick production script for the film, which was canceled due to a studio strike, and which would later be purchased by MGM and filmed with the same completed screenplay and director that were slated to be used on Selznick's picture. Director Mervyn LeRoy claimed that he had always wanted to direct an adaptation of the classic children's story "Little Women." Winner of an Academy Award, and nominated for one more.
Set in Concord, Massachusetts.
Light blue titled wrappers, noted as THIRD DRAFT SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 99, dated September 10, 1946, with credits for screenwriter Andrew Solt, novelist Louisa M. Alcott, producer David O. Selznick, and director Mervyn Leroy. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page integral with the first page of the text, with credits for screenwriter Solt. 181 leaves, with last page of text numbered 176. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.