1972 · Los Angeles
by Shelley, Mary (novel); Glenn Jordan (director); Dan Curtis (adaptation); Sam Hall, Richard Landau (screenwriters); Robert Foxworth, Susan Strasberg, Bo Svenson (starring)
Los Angeles: Dan Curtis Productions, 1972. Two Revised Draft scripts, "Frankenstein - Part 1" and "Frankenstein - Part 2," for the two part television film "Frankenstein," which aired two, two hour episodes on January 16 and 17, 1973 on ABC's "Wide World of Mystery". Name of uncredited crew member "David Dyer" and "filming 12-18-72" on top right of each script in holograph ink. "Part 1" contains strikes and underlines on first two pages of credits, the third, cast page, has sections of cast grouped, underlined and two names struck with replacement actors written in, and on title page has "Part 1" written next to screenwriter credit and the name "Glenn Jordan," the director, written on bottom left, all in holograph ink. "Part 2" has "Part 2" written, adjacent to screenwriter credit, in holograph ink. Dan Curtis, creator of the popular ABC vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows" (1967 - 1971), adapted and produced this version of the classic Mary Shelley 1818 novel with "Dark Shadows" screenwriter Sam Hall penning "Part 1" and screenwriter Richard Landau penning "Part 2" for ABC's "Wide World of Mystery". Curtis' "Frankenstein" is a fairly faithful adaptation, shot with television broadcasts cameras, in Curtis' gothic soap opera style, with a memorable performance from Bo Svenson as the monster. Though well received when aired, it was overshadowed by the Universal Television production "Frankenstein: The True Story," which aired in late 1973 on NBC. "Frankenstein - Part 1" Red titled wrappers. Title page present, noted as Revised, with credits for screenwriter Sam Hall and novelist Mary Shelley. 82 leaves, with last page of text numbered 77. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near FIne, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. "Frankenstein - Part 2" Blue titled wrappers. Title page present, noted as REVISED, with credits for screenwriter Richard Landau. 60 leaves, with last page of text numbered 58. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with vertical crease near spine, bound with two gold brads.
(Inventory #: 147482)