Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim

Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim (starring)
Michael Pfleghar (director)
Sheldon Keller (screenwriter)

Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC], 1967. Draft script for the 1967 television special, which originally aired on November 13, 1967, on NBC. Presentation copy belonging to Ella Fitzgerald, with her name on the front board. Laid in are two stapled revision pages dated 50 and 50A, revising Fitzgerald's number in the special.

The third of five annual television specials by Frank Sinatra, and arguably the best, which saw Sinatra re-teaming with Ella Fitzgerald for the first time in nearly a decade, and doing his estimable part to introduce America to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, with whom he had released an album earlier that year (today a classic of bossa nova). Nominated for two Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Musical or Variety Performance.

Script housed in an orange custom titled spring binder. Title page present, with credits for stars Sinatra, Fitzgerald, and Jobim, producer Robert Scheerer, director Michael Pfhleghar, writer Sheldon Keller, and associate producer Carolyn Raskin. 71 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 67. Mimeograph duplication, with undated blue revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, binder Very Good plus.

[Book #160706]