Rebecca

Los Angeles: Selznick International Pictures, 1957. Post-production Cutting and Continuity script for the 1940 film, dated December 15, 1957 for the 1957 re-release of the film.

Housed in a custom blue cloth, quarter black leather clamshell box, with rounded spine, raised bands, and titles in gilt.

Alfred Hitchcock's first American project, the elegant, dreamlike adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel of the same name, about a young woman who marries a mysterious, aristocratic widower and must contend with the spectral influence of the former mistress of the house, the eponymous Rebecca. The film was the start of Hitchcock's work in Hollywood under contract with producer David O. Selznick, a collaboration which produced six films in total, including "Spellbound" (1945), "The Paradine Case" (1947), and "Under Capricorn" (1949). Although Selznick initially argued for "Rebecca" to remain fully faithful to the plot of the novel, the Production Code Administration forbade murder to go unpunished, and as a result the film's ending differed from du Maurier's—a change which purportedly angered Selznick so strongly that he considered releasing the film without code approval. Upon its release, the film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning two for Best Picture and Best Cinematography.

Set on the French Riviera and southwest England, shot partially on location in Big Sur, Palos Verdes, and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, California.

Tall self wrappers, front wrapper dated December 15, 1957, noted as CUTTING CONTINUITY. 49 leaves, with last page of text numbered 48. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, saddle-stitched at the top edge.

Quarter leather clamshell box is Near Fine with just a touch of even fading to the spine.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 135. Grant US. Penzler 101. Rosenbaum 1000. Selby US. Spicer US.


[Book #147522]

Price: $225.00