Melvin and Howard

Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1978. Early First Draft Shooting script for the 1980 film, preceding its release by nearly two years. With a handwritten label affixed to the front wrapper noting "Revised as of 2/14."

The true story of Melvin E. Dummar, a working class man who gives a late-night ride to a man who claims to be Howard Hughes, and later finds himself written into Hughes' (hotly contested) multi-million-dollar will. Nominated for three Academy Awards, winning two, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Mary Steenburgen.

Set and shot on location in California, Utah, and Nevada.

Green titled wrappers, noted as production No. 00433 on the front wrapper, dated NOVEMBER 29, 1978. Title page present, noted as First Draft Shooting Screenplay, with credits for screenwriter Bo Goldman. 126 leaves, with last page of text numbered 123. Xerographic duplication on eye-rest green stock, rectos only, with rainbow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/12/78 and 2/13/79. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

Rosenbaum 1000.

Full provenance available.


[Book #150017]

Price: $750.00