[Screenplay]: Man About Town

(Los Angeles): Paramount Pictures, 1938.

Price: $8,500.00

Softcover. Screenplay. Quarto. (2), 22, 10, 8, 19, 39, 34pp. Stapled mimeographed sheets. Dated in December 27, 1938. A little darkening to the edges of the first page, else about fine. The second page, which lists the characters, has had the actors' names handwritten in. Boldly Signed on the front page by most of the principal players: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Phil Harris, Monty Woolley, Betty Grable, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. A pencil note on the page states: "June 25, 1939 from Joe," presumably the source of the signed script. The film, a musical comedy with Benny as a Broadway producer who cavorts with married women in order to get his preferred girlfriend Lamour jealous, was directed by Mark Sandrich, and written by Morrie Ryskind. A very nice collection of signatures, and presumably rarely found thus.

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[Screenplay]: Man About Town. Morrie RYSKIND.
[Screenplay]: Man About Town

Morrie Ryskind
birth name: Morrie Ryskind
born: 10/20/1895
died: 08/24/1985

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American dramatist and comic screenwriters whose works in include You Can't Take It With You, Dinner at Eight, Stage Door, The Man Who Came to Dinner, and several Marx Brothers films.more