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The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield, the Younger

Culver City: MGM Studios, 1934. Original dupicated script for the 1935 film. This copy was originally designated for the use of the research director, but was later utilized to produce one of 10 prize copies for a slogan contest in the English fan magazine, “Picturegoer.” A clipping from that periodical laid into this copy identifies this example as being won by a Miss Hazel Russell of Sheffield. Studio wrappers; brad-bound; script dept. label chipped; torn at the brads; minor soiling. The ten prize copies were signed by 38 members of the cast and crew of the film and included David O. Selznick (producer), George Cukor (director), Cedric Gibbons (art director), Oliver Marsh (cinematographer), Hugh Walpole and Howard Estabrook (writers), and by players W.C. Fields, Basil Rathbone, Edna May Oliver, Lionel Barrymore, Roland Young, Maureen O’Sulivan, Freddie Bartholomew, etc. This movie version still holds up remarkably well; particularly in its inspired casting of Fields as Micawber.

[Book #20218P]

Price: $12,500.00