The Singing Nun

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1965. Draft script for the 1966 film. Presentation copy belonging to actress Juanita Moore, bound in full red leather, with twelve reference photographs from the film tipped in, and containing two inscriptions from actress Debbie Reynolds. The first inscription by Reynolds, on the verso of the first leaf in holograph ink, is "Juanita, I Love you! You are the greatest! My deepest Thanks, Love Debbie," the second, on a the recto of a photograph of Reynolds and Moore from the film, in holograph marker and making reference to Reynold's character, is "What feeling! What a face! What an actress! What a great Lady! Your Fan Sister Ann."

A fanciful biography on the life of Belgian nun Jeanine Deckers, who recorded the number one hit pop song "Dominique" in 1963. Nominated for an Academy Award.

Set in and shot on location in Gent, Belgium.

Red full leather binding with gilt titles and with actor Juanita Moore's name in gilt at the bottom right corner of the front board. Title page integral with first page, dated 9-2-65. 150 leaves, with last page of text numbered "130-135." Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with pink, blue, green, and gray revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11-4-65 and 11-24-65. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good with front wrapper detached.

[Book #151469]