Annie Get Your Gun

N.p. N.p., Circa 1946. Draft script for the 1946 Broadway musical, which premiered at the Imperial Theatre on May 16, 1946 and ran for 1,147 performances through February 12, 1949.

An unusual script in terms of size, style, and purpose, made custom for the character of Tommy Keeler, with the character name on the front wrapper, and containing only the lines and songs for that character. Likely for the use of an understudy (or multiple actors who might have had to step into the role), with a partially erased name of an uncredited actor to the front wrapper and holograph pencil annotations on page three of the script indicating where the actor needs to take breaths during the song "I'll Share It All with You."

A fictionalized account of the life of Annie Oakley, sharpshooter and star of "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show, and her romance with fellow sharpshooter Frank E. Butler. Basis for the 1950 film directed by George Sidney and starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, and revived twice on Broadway in 1966 and1999, with the former nominated for two Tony Awards, and the latter three, winning for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Bernadette Peters. The characters of Tommy and his girlfriend Winnie were dropped from the 1966 revival but restored in 1999.

8.75 x 7 inches. Beige titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 7. Six leaves, with last page of text numbered 6. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus with vertical and diagonal creasing, wrapper Very Good, with vertical and diagonal creasing with small closed tears to right edge of front wrapper and a two inch vertical closed tear at the bottom of the back wrapper, saddle-stapled with two staples.

[Book #148424]

Price: $475.00