1954 · Burbank, CA
by Hecht, Ben (screenwriter); King Vidor (director); David O. Selznick (producer); G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Gordon, Irwin Shaw, Max Shulman, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain
Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC], 1954. Final script for the 1954 television special, an anthology of stories commemorating the 75th anniversary of the invention of the light bulb by Thomas Edison. An ambitious undertaking, with adaptations and original stories by G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Gordon, Irwin Shaw, Max Shulman, John Steinbeck and Mark Twain. Much of the script doctoring and story continuity was handled by Ben Hecht.
Blue titled wrappers, noted as Final on the front wrapper, copy No. 64, dated October 24, 1954, with credit for screenwriter Selznick. 110 leaves, mimeograph duplication, with white, green, yellow, and pink revision pages throughout, dated between 10-15-54 and 10-22-54. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Good to Very Good with offsetting and some closed tears at the extremities, bound with three gold brads. (Inventory #: 128635)