The Jeffersons: And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds

Norman Lear (developed by)
Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernie West (creators)
Michael G. Moye (screenwriter)
Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Mike Evans, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover (starring)

Los Angeles: T.A.T Communications Company, 1981. Final Draft script for the season 7, episode 13, "And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds," of the acclaimed television sitcom, which aired on February 1, 1981 on CBS. Dialogue and character annotations in manuscript pencil on several pages.

Broadcast on CBS for eleven seasons, from 1975 to 1985, "The Jeffersons," created by Norman Lear was a spin-off of his watershed sitcom "All in the Family," and was one of the longest running series in television history, the second-longest featuring a primarily African American cast, and the first television series which prominently featured a married interracial couple. Sherman Hemsley stars as the irascible George Jefferson, a successful African American entrepreneur, who, with the Emmy Award winning Isabel Sanford as his kind and level-headed wife Louise (Weezy), move to an ritzy Manhattan apartment with their college age son and wise-cracking maid.

Upon finding out the house she grew up in is being demolished, Louise visits, reminiscing on her childhood and events with her mother and sister.

Yellow self-wrappers integral with title page, noted as Final Draft on the front wrapper, dated January 26, 1981, with credits for screenwriter Michael G. Moye and director Bob Lally. 45 leaves, with last page of text numbered 41. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with one yellow revision page, dated 126/81. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, unbound, secured at top with metal clip.

[Book #152221]