[Two drafts of a script for an unproduced film version of:] TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES

Price: 900.00 USD

[ Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / The Selznick Studio, 1948. Two volumes. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in wrappers (stencil- printed and, printed). First item lacks blank lower wrapper, otherwise very good to near fine. Two development scripts undertaken for a film version of Hardy's novel which never came to fruition, made up of the following: a) A "Complete Script" of Scott's full screenplay, [1],244 leaves, 12 July 1946, re-run 12 January 1947; and b) an unspecified but revised of Scott's screenplay, undated, [1],253 leaves, in canary yellow printed Selznick Studio wrappers. Work on the film progressed to a point where an entirely different reworking of the script by Clemence Dane was undertaken, but the project was canceled. Had it come to fruition, this would have been the third film version of TESS, after the now lost silent versions of 1913 and 1924. As it turned out, a third version would need to wait until award- winning 1979/80 Polanski version, TESS.

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