1961 · Burbank, CA
by Norman and Roland Kibbee Lear (creators); Henry Fonda, Allen Case (starring); Tay Garnett, Felix E. Feist, John Brahm, Reginal LeBorg, Sidney Lanfield (directors); Michael Kraike (producer)
Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC] / Top Gun Productions, 1961. Archive of 26 scripts from the early revisionist television Western, the working copies of producer Michael Kraike, consisting the second half of the first season (1959-1960) and the first half of the second season (1960-1961). These two halves are in two full red leather presentation bindings, each with Kraike's name in gilt at the bottom right corner of the front board. Rainbow revisions present in every episode, along with occasional holograph pencil annotations, presumably by Kraike.
Set in the Arizona territory in 1880, shot at the Universal Studios backlot and on location at the Ray Corrigan Ranch in Simi Valley, California.
Two red leather bindings, approximately 500 pages each, and each containing 13 scripts, with rounded spines and raised bands, gilt titles and rule, decorated endpapers. Internal scripts are working examples, lacking wrappers (as typically found in a bound presentation format), each with rainbow revisions and a title page. Spirit duplication used throughout. Pages and bindings easily Near Fine.
(Inventory #: 144521)