[Radio script]: Whale Off

[No place]: The Du Pont Company presents The Cavalcade of America, 1951.

Price: $350.00

Hardcover. Quarto. Stapled mimeographed leaves printed rectos only. 28pp. Foxing and moderate wear on the first and detached last leaf, very good, with many corrections in pencil by Homer Fickett, a consultant and director for the radio series. A play from a long-running radio (and later television) program sponsored by The Du Pont Company that ran from 1938 to 1953, and then (briefly simultaneously) as a television program, consisting mostly of inspirational stories of historical events and figures meant to boast the image of the company. This particular play is about the development of the American whaling industry, set on the Amagansett shore at Hampton Plantations on Long Island in the late 17th century. The radio play was directed by John Zoller and featured actor Louis Calhern. Although substantially similar, this script differs in many details from the final recorded version. The radio version aired in 1951, and the same play made a reappearance on the television version in 1953 as *Sam and the Whale*. *OCLC* locates no copies of this script.

Item #381804

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[Radio script]: Whale Off. George H. FAULKNER.