Hollywood Story

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, Circa 1951. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1951 film. With a holograph ink annotation noting production No. 794 on the first page.

Loosely based on the 1922 murder of silent film director William Desmond Taylor. A wealthy producer investigates the mysterious death of a Hollywood director in hopes of making a movie out of the story, but soon becomes unhealthily obsessed with the case. Universal Pictures' attempt to rival the success of Paramount's "Sunset Boulevard," released the previous year.

Set and shot on location in Los Angeles.

White titled wrappers, noted as production No. 1604, dated FEBRUARY 27, 1951, with credits for director William Castle and actors Richard Conte, Julia Adams, Richard Egan, Henry Hull, Fred Clark, and others. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads at the top edge.

Indicator 318. Selby US. Spicer US. Lyons US. Grant US. Silver and Ward Classic Noir.

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