Finian's Rainbow

E.Y. Harburg (book, lyrics)
Fred Saidy (book)
Burton Lane (music)

New York: Tams-Witmark Music Library, Circa 1947-1948. Draft script for an unknown touring version, circa 1947-1948, of the stage musical originally produced on Broadway. In Tams-Witmark wrappers, a duplicating service associated with scripts printed for touring stage productions.

Copy belonging to an uncredited cast member, Donald Burr, with his name in manuscript pencil annotation to the title page and annotations to virtually every page regarding stage blocking and changes to dialogue.

The original Broadway musical debuted on January 10 at the 46th Street Theatre.

Basis for the 1968 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark. A mischievous leprechaun follows an elderly Irishman to Kentucky in order to recover his stolen pot of gold.

Set in the fictitious state of Missitucky, near Fort Knox.

Maroon titled Tams-Witmark wrappers. Title page present, undated. 112 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-4-38. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two silver brads and eight staples.

[Book #149187]