Harry and Tonto

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973. Final Draft script for the 1794 film. INSCRIBED by star Art Carney on the front wrapper: "To Becky - / All good wishes / from Art Carney."

Also included are a complete set of eight lobby cards for the film, and a 33-1/3 rpm record containing four 30-second radio advertisements for the film featuring Gene Shalit, Rex Reed and Pauline Kael, and Carney and Kael.

When his apartment building in New York is torn down, an elderly man takes a cross-country road trip with his cat, Tonto. Carney, who worn heavy makeup to appear as the much older Harry, won a Best Actor Oscar for his role, beating a murders' row of performances that included Albert Finney ("Murder on the Orient Express"), Dustin Hoffman ("Lenny"), Jack Nicholson ("Chinatown"), and Al Pacino ("Godfather II"). The film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay, losing to "Chinatown." Tonto, playing himself, won a PATSY Award for Best Animal Performer in a Feature Film.

Blue illustrated wrappers, noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated AUG 3, 1973, with credits for screenwriters Paul Mazursky and Josh Greenfield. Title page present. 126 leaves, with last page of text numbered 119. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/18/73 and 10/31/73. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Lobby cards: 14 x 11 inches. Near Fine.

Record: Appears Fine with no visible scratches, in a Near Fine untitled sleeve.

[Book #148383]

Price: $750.00