Drifting

Price: 45.00 USD

Hollywood: Mirisch-McCrea Productions, 1959. Small 4to. Stiff blue wrappers with two 2-pring brass clasps. 3pp, 35pp (all rectos only, white stock with occasional blue stock). Very good. Outer wrappers a bit edgeworn and soiled, with light vertical fold running down center. Original typed and mimeographed script for the fifth episode of the one and only season of the half-hour Western series "Wichita Town," which starred Joel McCrea and his son Jody McCrea. This script is dated June 3, 1959, and aired on October 28, 1959. Signature on front wrapper of a Bill Moore, apparently a production person. The first 3 leaves consist of the "Shooting Schedule," also signed by Moore, a scene-by-scene chart of sets, filled with Moore's extensive inked notes throughout. The 35-page script that follows is occasionally marked with Moore's underlining and margin reminders of props needed, etc. Tipped in loose at the front is a 1-page partly-printed "Call Sheet," a fascinating internal document scheduling all the film work for one day's shooting of this script (27 July 1959): Actors required, makeup schedule, sets needed for each scene, production requirements, etc. With stiff competition from shows such as "Gunsmoke," "Lawman" and other Western shows, "Wichita Town" only ran for 26 episodes, premiering on September 30, 1959 and with the final episode airing on April 6, 1960.


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