Studio City, CA: EMI Television Programs, 1976. Two Revised draft scripts, Part I and Part II, comprising the complete script, for the 1977 television film, which was broadcast in two parts on CBS on April 13 and 14, 1977.
First script, titled "Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes" on front wrapper, and titled "'Howard The Amazing Mr. Hughes' Part I" on first page of script, has several annotations on front wrapper. In holograph ink on top left is written "Prod Thur 11/18/76," center right is the name "Tommy Lee Jones" with phone number below, not in Jones' hand, and an "I" immediately following title, as well as a "9" in holograph pencil on upper right corner. Script contains two title pages, of two revisions, first yellow page has the underlined name "Norma," preceded by an asterisk, as well as two underlines below the text "REVISED" on lower left, in red holograph ink. The second pink title page has "33" on the upper left, and a "Part I" on top center left in holograph pencil. Four pages contain strikes in holograph ink. Script contains a few copied annotations on the first 3 pages of script, revision date, some action changes and a strike with date "Tues 12/21/76".
Second script, "Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes Part II," has "33" on upper left of title page and "Part II," top center in holograph pencil. Three pages contain copied annotations, revision date, character direction and dialogue and a strike with date "Tues 12/21/76".
Based upon the 1972 Howard Hughes biography "Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes," by Hughes' long-time associate Noah Dietrich and AP Hollywood correspondent Bob Thomas. The first of several film depictions of Howard Hughes as an young obsessive perfectionist and an elderly hypochondriac. An early break through role for Tommy Lee Jones.
"Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes" script:
Tan titled wrappers. Two title pages present, one dated November 26, 1976, the other dated November 16, 1976, both noted as REVISED, with credits for screenwriter John Gay and authors Noah Dietrich and Bob Thomas. 108 leaves, with last page of text numbered 93. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with blue, pink, yellow, and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/5/76 and 12-20-76. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
"Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes Part II" script:
Brown titled wrappers. Title page present, dated November 16, 1976, noted as REVISED, with credits for screenwriter John Gay and authors Noah Dietrich and Bob Thomas. 121 leaves, with last page of text numbered 117A. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with blue, pink, and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/5/76 and 12/20/76. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.