George Washington Slept Here

Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn (starring)
Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman (play)
William Keighley (director)
Everett Freeman (screenwriter)

N.p. N.p., 1942. Draft script for the 1942 film. Presentation copy belonging to producer Jerry Wald, with his name in gilt on the spine. Six reference photographs from the film 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 1940 play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, about a pair of New Yorkers who move into a dilapidated house in rural Pennsylvania after being kicked out of their posh Manhattan apartment building.

Bound in beige cloth with tan quarter leather binding, with five raised bands and gilt titles on the spine. Title page present, dated April 3, 1942, with credits for screenwriter Everett Freeman, playwrights George Kaufman and Moss Hart, and director William Keighley. 158 leaves, with last page of text numbered "144 thru 146". Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 4/3/42 and 6/9/42. Pages Near Fine, binding Near Fine, with faint offsetting on the page edges.

[Book #161398]