Tender Is The Night

Hollywood: The Selznick Company, 1959. Leatherbound presentation copy of Second Draft script for the 1962 film. Presented to studio executive David O. Selznick, with his initials in gilt on front board.

Henry King's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic final novel, and his final film as well. King was a prolific director and one of the most commercially successful directors of the 1920's and 1930's, seven of his films having been nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture.

Lead actress Jennifer Jones, cast as Nicole Driver, was at the time the wife of film studio executive David O. Selznick. Opposite Jones is Jason Robards as Dr. Dick Diver, a once esteemed psychiatrist, who marries his patient, the emotionally scarred Nicole, sacrificing his career for a transient hedonistic life to please her. Nominated for an Academy Award.

Set and shot on location in France, Italy, and Switzerland.

Tan leather covered spring binder, with Selznick's gilt initials "D.O.S." at the lower right, with some wear and tearing on edges and spine, binder board interiors lined in silk. Script with orange titled wrappers, noted as Second Draft on the front wrapper, production No. 00273, dated October 1, 1960, with credits for author F. Scott Fitzgerald and screenwriter Ivan Moffat. Title page present, with credits for author F. Scott Fitzgerald and screenwriter Ivan Moffat. 176 leaves, with last page of text numbered 171. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good Plus, spring binder Very Good or better with wear at the extremities.

[Book #145799]

Price: $2,750.00