Sweet Hostage [Welcome to Xanadu]

Lee Philips (director)
Edward Hume (screenwriter)
Nathaniel Benchley (novel)
Linda Blair, Martin Sheen, Jeanne Cooper (starring)

[unknown]: Brut Productions, 1975. Revised Draft script for the 1975 television film, here under the working title "Welcome to Xanadu," which originally aired on ABC on October 10, 1975. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with manuscript ink annotations on the front wrapper and title page.

Based on the 1968 novel "Welcome to Xanadu" by Nathaniel Benchley. A fugitive mental patient kidnaps an underage farm girl and brings her to a cabin in the mountains, where she develops Stockholm Syndrome. A television movie from the final years of the short-lived Brut Productions, a film production company formed by cosmetics brand Fabergé when sales of its perfume Xanadu skyrocketed following its appearance in a mock advertisement in Jack Haley Jr.'s "The Love Machine" (1971).

Set in the American West. Shot on location in Taos, New Mexico.

Brown titled Brut Productions wrappers. Title page present, dated 5/13/75, noted as REVISED DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter Edward Hume and novelist Nathaniel Benchley. 122 leaves, with last page of text numbered 120. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with light soiling, bound with two gold brads.

Reyes, 17, 148, 212.

[Book #146390]