Various dates but chiefly 1962 - · Los Angeles
by Nugent, Frank, and Curtis Kenyon [screenwriters]
Los Angeles, Various dates but chiefly 1962 - 1963.. Two carbon typescripts, plus file of correspondence. Generally good to very good. A small but interesting file of material relating to this unproduced film project, a fictionalized treatment of UN Peace Keeping Forces drawing on their involvement in the Congo. The lot includes two variant drafts of a treatment, 99 leaves and 86 leaves, the latter in specially printed production binder, with several rather frayed revised inserts laid in, with scattered manuscript corrections and deletions. Also present is a file of a dozen pieces of correspondence relating largely to research, but as well to trying to place the project. The most significant item among the latter is a long, single-spaced typed letter to Nugent from Frank Capra, rather messily typed, with corrections, signed "Warmest regards, Frank," responding in enthusiastic detail after his reading of the treatment, but declining to get involved due to commitment to another project. He writes, in part: "The best dramatic impact your script has for me is the glorification of men who give their lives to help avert another World War. This is new and important and dramatic. This is worth making a picture about; volunteer soldiers from every clime who give their all to prevent a holocaust...."
(Inventory #: WRCLIT70749)