Side Trip to Rimrock

Paul Leslie Piel (screenwriter, novel)
Leo V. Gordon (screenwriter)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1976. Draft script for an unproduced film. Included with the script is a typed letter addressed to Paul Kohner from screenwriter Leo Gordon, dated November 19, 1976, with holograph ink annotations to the recto: "Leo Gordon wrote a script for you in Turkey ... Now he has written a turkey for the USA Please note comment at the [end]." With some photocopied revisions throughout the script noting deletions and some changes to the dialogue.

The small town of Rimrock exists mostly as a tourist attraction, advertising an authentic Western experience for frontier visitors who want to see desperadoes and lawmen battle. Matters are complicated, however, when a real outlaw rides into town. Screenwriter Leo Gordon was known for his prolific writing for Western films and television shows, including episodes of "Bonanza," "Cheyenne," and "Maverick" in the 1950s, and the screenplay for "You Can't Win 'Em All" (1970).

Red wrappers, with a white titled label at the center of the front wrapper. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Paul Leslie Piel and Leo V. Gordon. 140 leaves, with last page of text numbered 137. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with white revision pages throughout, undated. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, with some rusting to the title page attributable to a paperclip, bound with three gold brads.

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