The Chairman

Los Angeles: APJAC Productions, Circa 1969. First Draft script for the 1969 film. With a single notation in holograph ink to the title page.

Based on the spy novel by Jay Richard Kennedy. An American scientist is roped into a scheme to obtain a groundbreaking agricultural enzyme from Communist China—unaware that an explosive has been implanted in his brain, set to detonate should he fail.

Set in China and shot on location in London, Wales, and Taiwan.

Red titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT on the front wrapper. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Ben Maddow and novel credits to Jay Richard Kennedy. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 150. Xerographically reproduced on eye-rest green stock, rectos only, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/27/67 and 2/11/68. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, with wear to the upper edges, bound with three gold brads.

Twilight Time 385.

[Book #146103]

Price: $375.00