A Lady's Morals [Jenny Lind] (Original screenplay for the 1930 film, musical director Arthur Freed's working copy)
Franklin, Sidney (director); Arthur Richman, Hans Kraly, Dorothy Farnum (screenwriters); Grace Moore, Reginald Denny, Wallace Berry (starring)
Price: 875.00 USD
Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1930. First Temporary Draft script for the 1930 film "A Lady's Morals," seen here under the title "Jenny Lind." Copy belonging to musical director Arthur Freed, with his holograph pencil name to the front wrapper and his annotations throughout. Metropolitan Opera diva Grace Moore stars as Jenny Lind, the 1850's Swedish opera sensation whose exceptional voice gives her the nickname "the Swedish Nightingale." Lind tours the United States and is taken under the wing of showman P.T. Barnum, played by Reginald Denny. Light blue titled wrappers, noted as FIRST TEMPORARY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 84803, dated April 12, 1930. 151 leaves, unpaginated, carbon typescript on onionskin stock. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Good plus bound with two gold brads.