Juke Girl

Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan (starring)
Curtis Bernhardt (director)
A.I. Bezzerides, Kenneth Gamet (screenwriters)

N.p. N.p., 1941. Final script for the 1942 film. Presentation copy belonging to producer Jerry Wald, with his name in gilt on the spine. Eight reference photographs from the film bound in variously among the pages.

Jerry Wald is best remembered for his long and successful association with Warner Brothers as both a screenwriter and producer of a number of notable films, including "Mildred Pierce" (1945), "Humoresque" (1946), "Key Largo" (1948), and "Flamingo Road" (1949). In the 1950s he moved to Twentieth Century-Fox, and was the producer there for "An Affair to Remember" (1957), "Peyton Place" (1957), and "Sons and Lovers" (1960).

In Florida, during the Great Depression, a migrant farm worker and his girlfriend become involved in a labor organizing effort, leading to consternation and violence in the tight-knit community.

Bound in beige cloth with orange leather binding, with five raised bands and gilt titles on the spine. Distribution page present, with receipt intact, noted as FINAL and dated 10/3/41. Title page present, with credits for director Curtis Bernhardt and screenwriters A.I. Bezzerides and Kenneth Gamet. 178 leaves, with last page of text numbered 162. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with pink and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/9/41 and 1/24/42. Pages Near Fine, binding Very Good plus, moderately worn, and foxed on the cloth.

[Book #161254]