Playhouse 90: Year Two, Cycle One, Vol. One

Los Angeles: Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], 1957. Collection of draft scripts for six episodes of Season Two of the 1956-1961 television show, bound as a single volume, and including memos, cast lists, rehearsal schedules, text for sponsored content, station breaks, and talking heads, and other material related to production. With rainbow revision pages and holograph notations throughout.

"Playhouse 90" ran for four seasons on CBS, producing 133 episodes. The series was distinguished from other anthology dramas of the era by both its extended runtime of 90 minutes, rather than 60 (which gave the series its name), and for the wealth of talent involved, including producers John Houseman and Arthur Penn (who would also direct five episodes), directors such as John Frankenheimer, George Roy Hill, and Sydney Lumet, and writers such as Rod Serling and Horton Foote. "Playhouse 90" would win nine Emmy Awards, and received multiple nominations in each year of its run.

Included are scripts for:

Episode One, "The Death of Manolete," directed by John Frankenheimer, written by Paul Monash and Barnaby Conrad, based on Conrad's novel, and starring Jack Palance.

Episode Two, "The Dark Side of the Earth," directed by Arthur Penn, written by Rod Serling, and starring Van Heflin and Kim Hunter.

Episode Three, "Topaze," directed by Vincent J. Donehue, written by Benn W. Levy and Ellis St. Joseph, based on the play by Marcel Pagnol, and starring Ernie Kovacs and Carl Reiner.

Episode Four, "A Sound of a Different Drummer," directed by John Frankenheimer, written by Robert Alan Aurthur, based on a story by Ray Bradbury, and starring Paul Bryar, James Edwards, and Sterling Hayden.

Episode Five, "The Playroom," directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, written by Tad Mosel, and starring Mildred Dunnock, Charles Drake, and Mariilyn Erskine.

Episode Six, "Around the World in 90 Minutes," directed by Bryon Paul, and written by Art Cohen. A special episode devoted to the one year anniversary celebration of the release of "Around the World in 80 Days."

Pages Near Fine, bound in brown cloth boards with spine titles in gilt. Boards Near Fine, binding slightly shaken.

[Book #145652]

Price: $875.00