The Ambassadors

N.p. N.p., Circa 1951. Archive of three draft scripts from the 1951 television film, which originally aired on February 26 on CBS as part of the Studio One anthology series. Screenplays belonging to production manager Mickey Delamar, one with his holograph ink annotations throughout.

Delamar worked as a producer, production manager, and assistant director on over 30 films, with a career spanning four decades. His credits include Julien Duvivier's "Anna Karenina" (1948), Francois Truffaut's "Fahrenheit 451" (1966), and Terence Young's "Mayerling" (1968).

Based on the 1903 novel by Henry James, about an older American sent to France to rescue his wealthy, widowed fiancee's son from a supposedly corrupt Parisian lifestyle.

Shot on location in New York.

First script:

Blue titled wrappers, noted as copy No. 4, undated, with credits for novelist Henry James and screenwriter Lois Jacoby. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. 152 leaves, with last page of text numbered 161. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with undated white revision pages throughout. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, moderately dampstained and soiled overall, bound with three gold brads.

Second script:

Tan untitled Jaffe Agency wrappers. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriter Lois Jacoby and novelist Henry James. 153 leaves, with last page of text numbered 161. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with white undated revision pages throughout. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, moderately foxed and toned, bound internally with three silver brads.

Third script:

Tan untitled Jaffe Agency wrappers. Title page present, undated, with a label noting association with M. Delamar affixed to the bottom right corner, with credits for screenwriter Lois Jacoby and novelist Henry James. 152 leaves, with last page of text numbered 161. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with white undated revision pages throughout. Pages and wrapper Very Good, moderately soiled and toned, bound internally with three silver brads.


[Book #152183]

Price: $1,750.00