Viva Zapata [Viva Zapata!]
Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951. Shooting Final script for the 1952 film.
A fictionalized, romantic account of the life of Emiliano Zapata, the culmination of screenwriter John Steinbeck's long-standing fascination with the Mexican revolutionary. Steinbeck and director Elia Kazan, both former Communists, are said to have used this film to metaphorically express how they felt Communism in the Soviet Union had gone off the rails. Nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for Anthony Quinn.
Set in Mexico, shot on location in Mexico, New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas.
Tan titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 9 and production No. 255, dated May 16, 1951. Title page present, dated May 16, 1951, noted as Shooting Final, with credits for screenwriter John Steinbeck. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 128. Mimeograph duplication on eye-rest green stock, with blue revision pages throughout, dated 6/2/51. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, slightly yapped, bound internally with three gold brads. Housed in a custom quarter-leather blue and red clamshell case.
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