North by Northwest

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1958. Draft script for the 1959 film, belonging to actor Martin Landau with his signature in holograph pencil on top of first page, and annotations in holograph ink and pencil throughout, primarily making note of action and dialogue for Landau’s character Leonard.

Martin Landau’s second film role, and a memorable early one, as James Mason's sadistic henchman.

Considered to be one of Hitchcock’s best films, the last of four the director made with Cary Grant, with a score by Bernard Hermann and a famous title sequence by Saul Bass. Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay.

Shot in Hollywood and in various locations across the United States.

Title page integral with first page, dated 8-12-58. 174 leaves, with last page of text numbered 179. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8-27-58 and 10-27-58. Pages very good plus, with some creasing, chipping, and closed tears to first page and eight 10-27-58 revision pages (which appear to have been originally paper clipped and later bound in.)

National Film Registry. Godard, Histoires du cinema. Grant US. Penzler 101. Rosenbaum 1000.

[Book #147154]

Price: $12,500.00