The New Dating Game

N.p. Chuck Barris Productions, 1973. Vintage script for the 1973 television episode. Copy belonging to stage manager Selig Frank, with his name to the bottom right corner of the front wrapper, his hand-painted collage art on the front and rear wrappers, and his holograph pencil annotations throughout.

The popular television series originated in 1965 on ABC, created by infamous game show producer Chuck Barris, and ran for eight years before being dropped by the network on July 6, 1973. The show continued in syndication as "The New Dating Game" through 1974, and was revived three additional times in syndication throughout the late 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Episodes generally followed a simple formula: a "bachelorette" was obligated to select a potential suitor out of three candidates, with whom she could speak but not see. This episode featured actress Candy Clark as a celebrity guest, already well-known at the time of her appearance for her roles in "Fat City" (1972) and "American Graffiti" (1973).

Housed in a blue spring binder. Title page present, dated OCT. 5, 1973, with credits for host Jim Lange, and stars Candy Clark, Kaye Stevens, Jimi Hakim, Don Gale, Al Badiner, Giovanni Di Sciacca, Earl Sigoloff, and Michael Costello. 40 leaves, with last page of text numbered 25. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with pink, yellow, and green undated revision pages throughout. Pages Fine, binder Very Good plus.

[Book #150820]