Girls in Prison

N.p. Golden State Productions, 1956. Draft script for the 1956 film, belonging to actress Adele Jergens, with her signature prominently written on center of front wrapper, and printed title inked over, both in holograph ink. Annotations throughout, striking and adjusting dialogue and circling the character of Jenny, played by Jergens, in holograph ink and pencil. Jergen's paper clips, all along the top page edges, still in place, with many pages dog-eared.

Jergens' career began after being named "Miss World's Fairest" at the 1939 New York World's Fair, after which she briefly worked as a Rockett, being named the Number One Showgirl in New York City, and was understudy to Gypsy Rose Lee in the 1942 Broadway show "Star and Garter". In 1944 she landed a contract with Columbia Pictures and went on to act in over 50 films over the next twelve years. Jergins did two films following "Girls in Prison," George Blair's "Fighting Trouble," (1956) and Edward L. Cahn's "Runaway Daughters," (1956) before retiring from acting in late 1956.

Anne Carson (Joan Taylor), convicted of being an accomplice to a bank robbery she claims she's innocent of, finds herself in prison with three cellmates, the hardened Jenny (Jergens), boss of the other inmates, the mentally delusional Dorothy (Phyllis Coates), and sweet-talking Melanee (Helen Gilbert).

Green titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Lou Rusoff, producer Alex Gordon and director Edward L. Cahn. 125 leaves, with last page of text numbered 117. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with pink revision pages throughout, dated 2/21/56. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with slight toning at the edges and small dampstain on right center, bound internally with three gold brads.


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