Coming Home

Hal Ashby (director)
Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones (screenwriters)
Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1977. Draft script for the 1978 film. Copy belonging to Lucile Jones, credited in the film as a "friend who did everything," with her first name in manuscript ink on the title page.

Laid in with the screenplay are three photographs from the set of the film: one black-and-white studio still photograph showing actors Bruce Dern and Jane Fonda, and two borderless color reference photographs of director Hal Ashby with an unknown woman (possibly Jones) on the set.

A key Vietnam-era film, and one of noted director Hal Ashby's finest efforts. Ostensibly a war film, "Coming Home" is really more about the lives of the women left behind during the war, tracking the progress of a housewife who finds herself unexpectedly liberated in her husband's absence, falling into an affair with a wounded veteran.

Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay, and nominated for five others, including Best Picture and Best Director. Nominated for the Palme d'Or.


Red titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Waldo Salt and Bob Jones and director Hal Ashby. 134 leaves, with last page of text numbered 132. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with four blue revision pages, dated 1/3/77. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold screw brads.


Two 7 x 5 inches, one 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #160111]