Black Gunn

N.p. N.p., 1972. Revised Version Draft script for the 1972 film, belonging to actor Martin Landau. Annotation of copy number "27" on top right of title page. Twenty pages of script contain annotations, eighteen of which are every time Landau's character Capelli appears, with Capelli's name circled, top of page x'd, with locations and actions underlined and blocked in holograph blue marker, as well as dialogue changes in holograph pencil. Annotation on verso of page 102 contains a name and phone number, heavily illustrated, in holograph ink.

From the estate of Martin Landau.

Laid in is a 21 page Shooting Schedule with uncredited crew member Jim O'Roarke's name in holograph ink on first page, and annotations in holograph marker on six subsequent pages, circling every scene Landau appears in, with character name Capelli added in holograph marker to one scene where it was unlisted. Also laid in is a single page Call Sheet, dated May 23, 1972 with annotations in holograph marker on recto, "Production Requirements" on verso is dated 6/23/72.

British director Hartford-Davis originally conceived of the story for the film based on the black power movement in contemporary Britain and hired Robert Shearer to write the screenplay. First American feature-length film for Hartford-Davis and the film debuts of American baseball star Vida Blue and NFL football player Gene Washington.

Set in and shot on location in Los Angeles.

Orange untitled wrappers. Title page present, noted as Revised Version Screenplay, with credits for story by Robert Hartford-Davis and screenwriter Franklin Coen. 108 leaves, with last page of text numbered 103. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, undated. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Shooting Schedule, 8.5 x 11 inches, Near Fine with light creasing at corners.

Call Sheet, 8.5 x 13, Near Fine, with a single fold.


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Price: $1,850.00