Glendale, CA: Jim Danforth, Circa mid 1970s. Draft script for an unproduced film, SIGNED on the title page by screenwriter and stop-motion animator Jim Danforth, circa mid 1970s.
Special effects artist James Danforth is a stop-motion animator and matte painter, best known for his work as designer, director, and animator of visual effects for the 1970 Hammer Film production of "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth," for which he received his second Academy Award nomination (the first being for the visual effects of George Pal's 1964 film "7 Faces of Dr. Lao.") Danforth is widely acknowledged as being in the top pantheon of American stop-motion animators, along side Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen, with whom he worked on Harryhausen's final film, the 1981 fantasy adventure film "The Clash of the Titans." Danforth worked on over 70 feature films between 1960 and 1995.
Based on the 1914 novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of seven novels in the Pellucidar series, depicting adventures in the fictional Hollow Earth. Made into a 1976 film directed by Kevin Connor and starring Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, and Caroline Munro. The final film produced by Britain's Amicus Productions.
Brown vinyl titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for author Edgar Rice Burroughs and screenwriter Jim Danforth. 161 leaves, with last page of text numbered 160. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold screw brads.