Viva Knievel

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1976. Third Revised Shooting Final script, rainbow revision, for the 1976 film.

Included with the script are six studio still photographs for the film, and promotional documents, including cast and credit list, production notes, a synopsis, a sample press release, biographies of the cast, and a typed note unsigned from Leo Wilder at Warner Bros. serving as an invitation to the world premiere.

A stunt-heavy 1970s powerhouse, designed to capitalize on the enormous success of the 1971 film "Evel Knievel," but with this entry featuring inimitable motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel as himself. Also cast are Gene Kelly as his alcoholic mechanic, and Leslie Nielsen as a power-hungry Mexican drug lord. Knievel is offered a fortune to perform in Mexico, unaware that a drug cartel intends to kill him and use his tour bus to smuggle hundreds of kilos of cocaine.

Set in California and Mexico, shot on location in Monterey Park, Burbank, and Long Beach, California.

Green titled wrappers, noted as Third Revised Shooting Final on the front wrapper, dated June 1976. Title page present, dated June, 1976, noted as Third Revised Shooting Final, with credits for screenwriters Norman Kakov and Antonio Santillan. 151 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 131. One set of revision pages are later generation copies, with copied holes. The rest of the script pages are first generation Xerographic duplication. Rectos only, with rainbow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 6/14/76 and 7/27/76. Pages Near Fine, wrappers detached, else Very Good, bound with two gold brads.


[Book #151792]

Price: $1,500.00