My Friend Irma Goes West

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1949. Revised Final White script for the 1950 film. Presentation copy belonging to producer Joseph H. Hazen, in full green leather binding, with his name in gilt on front board and title in gilt on spine. Although the title and distribution pages identify the script as "Part I," the script presented here is the complete Revised White Draft. Hazen, though not credited as a producer on the film, was the co-founder of the film's production company, Wallis-Hazen, with Hal B. Wallis, the film's credited producer.

Based upon the long-running radio comedy series created by Cy Howard, which broadcast on CBS radio from April 11, 1947 to August 23, 1954. The popular radio series created an early media franchise, which included this sequel to the 1949 film "My Friend Irma," directed by George Marshall, as well as a television series, which aired on CBS from 1952-1954, a 1950 comic strip, and a comic book series from 1950-1955, written by Stan Lee with art by Dan DeCarlo.

After aspiring crooner Steve signs a bogus studio contract with an escaped lunatic, he and his pals; friend Seymour, layabout agent Steve, fiancé Jane, and Jane's ditzy roommate Irma, head out to Hollywood, California. The third film made (and second released) starring the comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Set in and shot on location in New York, Las Vegas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bound in full green leather, with Joseph H. Hazen and rule in gilt on front wrapper and gilt title and rule on spine. Title page present, dated January 24, 1950, noted as REVISED FINAL WHITE, with credits for screenwriters Cy Howard and Parke Levy. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 145 leaves, with last page of text numbered 138. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue and goldenrod revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1-27-50 and 3-10-50. Pages Near Fine, binding Very Good plus, with toning and rubbing to the spine, and light fraying to the crown.

[Book #156587]