New York: New Directions, 1948. Cloth. A somewhat battered and used copy (but see below), in used and chipped dust jacket. First edition in book form. An interesting association copy, bearing the long ownership inscription and frequent annotations (on some fifty pages) of screenwriter James Poe, who cowrote the script for the 1961 film adaptation with Williams's friend and collaborator, Meade Roberts. In addition to Poe's ownership inscription, Los Angeles address and phone number, he has inscribed the front free endsheet: "This copy is of extreme personal importance to the owner. Will finder, if lost, please contact the above." Scattered in various places in the text are Poe's pencil insertions, queries, deletions and other annotations associated with his work on the screenplay --including in the first scene a complete rewrite of five lines of dialogue which, in all probability, enjoyed authorial approval. Poe (1921- 1980) also collaborated with Richard Brooks on the script for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958), and was associated with, or solely responsible for, the screenplays for adaptations of works by Faulkner, Odets, Hellman, Horace McCoy, et al. He was nominated as screenwriter for three Academy Awards, and won a fourth as co- writer, for AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (1957). The film was directed by Peter Glenville, and starred Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page and Rita Moreno, and garnered for its principals a number of award nominations. (Inventory #: WRCLIT76944)
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