The Revelations of Dr. Modesto

Alan Harrington (novel)
Tony Bill, Vernon Zimmerman (screenwriters)

N.p. Biplane Cinematograph Productions, 1969. Draft script for an unproduced film, written by Tony Bill and Vernon Zimmerman. Actor, director, and producer Bill, has worked in Hollywood for 45 years, and in 1974 won an Academy Award for Best Picture as a producer of "The Sting." Screenwriter and director Zimmerman has worked in film in television for four decades, and is perhaps best known for the 1980 horror slasher "Fade to Black," which he wrote and directed.

Based on the 1955 novel by Alan Harrington. A satire on the American middle class of the 1950s, wherein Hal Hingham, a depressed and unsuccessful insurance salesman, convinced he is a loser, responds to an ad in the back of a magazine advertising "Centralism," a philosophy of complete conformity and the abandonment of personality, written by a mysterious Dr. Modesto.

Tan title wrappers. Title page present, dated June 1, 1969, with credits for screenwriters Vernon Zimmerman and Tony Bill and author Alan Harrington. 116 leaves, with last page of text numbered 115. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #155905]