The Two Jakes

Jack Nicholson (director, starring)
Robert Towne (screenplay)
Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe (starring)

N.p. N.p., 1985. Second Draft script for the 1990 film. INSCRIBED by screenwriter Robert Towne on the front wrapper to his longtime agent Evarts "Zig" Ziegler: "10/27/90 / The Two Jakes / For Zig / As can happen, this is one of those scripts that is better than the movie / Love, / Robert Towne." Faint copied (as issued) annotations on 18 separate pages.

The sequel to Roman Polanski's 1974 noir masterpiece, "Chinatown," directed by and starring Jack Nicholson, and again written by Towne.

Ziegler died a month later on November 24, 1990. In addition to Towne, Ziegler's clients included William Goldman, Joan Didion, John Dunne, and Mario Puzo.

Set in Los Angeles, and shot on location in Huntington Park and Los Angeles.

Beige untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated February 27, 1985, noted as second draft, with credits for screenwriter Robert Towne. 150 leaves, with last page of text numbered 143. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

Grant US. Silver and Ward Neo-Noir. Spicer Neo-Noir.

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