Rachel, Rachel [A Jest of God]

Paul Newman (director)
Margaret Laurence (novel)
Stewart Stern (screenwriter)
Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons (starring)

Los Angeles: Kayos Productions, 1967. Revised Final Draft script for the 1968 film, "Rachel, Rachel," here under the working title and source novel title, "A Jest of God." Copy belonging to uncredited camera operator, Ron Munkacsi, with his name in manuscript ink on a laid-in shooting schedule, and on a letter addressed to him by associate producer Harrison Starr, who thanks him for his work during the summer of 1967 and includes a newspaper clipping crediting Munkacsi, typed on Kayos Productions stationary, and signed in manuscript ink by Starr. Also present are "Cast Call" and "Memo" leaves dated 1967.

Based on Canadian writer Margaret Laurence's 1966 novel, about the varied romantic and sexual experiences of a timid, virginal teacher living with her widowed mother in an apartment in rural Connecticut.

Shot on location throughout Connecticut.

Green titled wrappers. Title page present, dated June 28, 1967, noted as Final Draft, with credits for screenwriter Stern. 131 leaves, with last page of text numbered 122. Mimeograph on white stock, rectos only, rainbow copy with blue, pink, and yellow revision pages throughout, dated 7/14/67 on blue pages and 7/25/67 on pink pages. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads. Shooting Schedule 13 leaves corner-stapled, casting call 2 leaves unbound, memo 2 leaves corner-stapled, and letter 1 leaf unbound. Shooting Schedule, casting call, memo, and letter Very Good plus overall.

[Book #145683]