Out of Africa

N.p. N.p., 1985. Draft script for the 1985 film. With a single holograph ink annotation on the front wrapper, noting this as copy No. 9. Laid in with the script is a handwritten letter, dated Dec. 18, 1984: "Dear Walter / Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas / Happy New Year / Best to you and Hanna / Many thanks / Amos."

NOTE: script incomplete as issued.

A romantic epic set in colonial Africa. A wealthy Danish woman marries a Swedish nobleman and moves to Nairobi to live with him, although their marriage is loveless, largely born of convenience. Abandoned by her husband, the woman throws herself into establishing a coffee farm on their property, but nonetheless finds herself falling for a charming but aloof big game hunter. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards and winning seven, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Set in Nairobi, shot on location in England and Kenya.

Red untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated January, 1985, with credits for screenwriter Kurt Luedtke and novelists Judith Thurman, Karen Blixen, and Errol Trzebinski. 109 leaves, with last page of text numbered 108. Offset duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with some dampstaining to the binding, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #146432]

Price: $150.00