The Young Ones [Wonderful to be Young!]

N.p. N.p., 1961. Draft script, on yellow leaves, for the 1961 British film musical, and souvenir 45 rpm record with slipcase from the December 13 1961 World Premiere at the Warner Theatre in London's West End. Script noted as "Copy No. 2" on front label with simple annotations in holograph pencil and ink throughout script.

Released in the US as "Wonderful to be Young," and not to be confused with 1982-1984 BBC British sitcom starring Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan, and Alexei Sayle.

Loosely based on the 1939 musical "Babes In Arms," directed by Busby Berkeley, and starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. A group of teens try to save their youth club from a ruthless property tycoon by recording a hit song and broadcasting it on a pirate radio station. The first in a string of British film musicals starring Cliff Richard, including "Summer Holiday" (1963), and "Wonderful Life" (1964). Adapted in 2007 as a stage musical by John Plews which premiered that December at the Gatehouse in London.

Set in London's West End, shot on location in Finsbury Park Empire and Castrol House (now Marathon House), London and Middlesex, England.

Blue wrappers with titled label, dated 18th May, 1961, with credits for Screenplay, Words and Music by Peter Meyers & Ronald Cass, and Copy No. 2. Title page present, dated 18th May, 1961, with credits for Screenplay, Words and Music by Peter Myers & Ronald Cass. 73 leaves, with last page of text numbered 81. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three flat metal brads.

45 rpm Record, Near Fine.

Record Slipcase, 7.5 x 7.75 inches, Very Good plus, with light creasing and two vertical adhesive stains on seams of verso.


[Book #151378]

Price: $675.00