The Crystal Ball [Redheads are Dangerous]

N.p. N.p., 1942. Draft script for the 1943 film. Presentation copy belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and release title in gilt on spine. Seen here under the working title "Redheads are Dangerous."

William Bendix was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor who is best remembered as one of television's archetypal patriarchs, the blundering Chester A. Riley in "The Life of Riley," first on the 1944-1951 ABC and NBC radio serial, then in the 1949 film, directed by Irving Brecher, then finally in the 1953-1958 NBC television series. Bendix was nominated for an Academy Award in 1942 for his supporting role in the WWII drama "Wake Island," directed by John Farrow.

A broke young woman finds part-time work filling in for a fortune-teller, leading to a meeting (and eventual romance) with a handsome lawyer.

Maroon three quarter leather binding over brown leather boards with title in gilt on spine and William Bendix in gilt on lower right of front board with endpapers crediting BooKraft Hollywood. Title page integral with first page, dated 7-11-42, with credits for screenwriter Virginia Van Upp. 109 leaves, with last page of text numbered H-4. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, leather binding Near Fine.


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