Peyton Place

Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Russ Tamblyn, Lorne Greene, Terry Moore (starring)
Mark Robson (director)
John Michael Hayes (screenwriter)
Grace Metalious (novel)

N.p. N.p., 1957. Revised Shooting Final script for the 1957 film. Presentation copy belonging to producer Jerry Wald, with his name in gilt on the spine. 16 reference photographs bound in variously among the script 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).

Based on the successful 1956 novel by Grace Metalious, about the various hypocrisies hidden in a small New England town in the years surrounding World War II. Nominated for nine Academy Awards.

Set in the fictional town of Peyton Place, shot on location in Maine and New York.

Bound in light blue cloth with navy quarter leather binding, with five raised bands and gilt titles on the spine. Title page present, dated May 22, 1957, noted as Revised Shooting Final, with credits for screenwriter John Michael Hayes and novelist Grace Metalious. 188 leaves, with last page of text numbered 164. Mimeograph duplication on eye-rest green stock, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between X and X. Pages Near Fine, binding Very Good plus, lightly toned on the front board.

[Book #161279]