Los Angeles: Seven Arts, Circa 1961. Collection of material from the 1961 film, including one Dialogue and Continuity script and one Cutting Continuity script, two reference photographs (one bordered and one borderless) and one studio still photograph, and an uncorrected galley proof for the film's 1961 novelization. Galley and both screenplays SIGNED by screenwriter Arthur Miller.
The three photographs included in the collection variously show director John Huston, actress Marilyn Monroe, and screenwriter Arthur Miller on the set, actors Eli Wallach and Clark Gable adjusting a rope, and Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift during the mustang-roping scene.
A bleak, haunting film exploring the loss of independence, about a recent divorcee who enters into an unstable relationship with an aging cowboy whom she meets in the Nevada desert.
The final completed feature for Gable and Monroe before their deaths. Notoriously a trying endeavor for the actress, who was struggling with her drug problem and pending divorce from Arthur Miller and would often fail to show up to the set, and for director John Huston, who would drink and occasionally fall asleep while filming. Gable performed all of his own stunts, then suffered a heart attack only two days after filming ended and died ten days later.
Shot on location in Nevada.
Dialogue and Continuity script:
Tall self wrappers, with green title page. Title page present, dated January 10, 1961, noted as Dialogue Continuity, with credits for director John Houston [sic]. Approximately 62 leaves, with last page of text numbered 61. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, bound at the top edge with two staples.
Cutting Continuity script:
Tall white self wrappers. Title page present, dated January 10, 1961, noted as Cutting Continuity, with credits for director John Huston. Approximately 55 leaves, with last page of text numbered 54. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, bound at the top edge with two staples.
Two photographs 10 x 8 inches, one photograph 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
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