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The Old Fashioned Way (Archive including corrected draft screenplay, final screenplay, and signed writer's agreement for the 1934 film) by  Billy Bletcher (starring)  Ralph Ceder (screenwriters); W.C. Fields - Signed - 1934 - from Royal Books, Inc. (SKU: 137374)

The Old Fashioned Way (Archive including corrected draft screenplay, final screenplay, and signed writer's agreement for the 1934 film)

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The Old Fashioned Way (Archive including corrected draft screenplay, final screenplay, and signed writer's agreement for the 1934 film)

by [Fields, W.C.] William Beaudine (director); J.P. McEvoy, Claude Binyon, Garnett Weston, Lex Neal, Walter DeLeon, Paul Jones, Ralph Ceder (screenwriters); W.C. Fields, Billy Bletcher (starring)

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Archive for the 1934 film, including a Draft script with holograph corrections, the resulting mimeograph Final script, and signed "Certificate of Authorship," Certificate of Authorship notarized by the County of Los Angeles and signed by each of the film's writers, including J.P. McEvoy, Claude Binyon, Garnett Weston, Lex Neal, Walter DeLeon, Paul Jones, and Ralph Ceder. Based on the story by Charles Bogle (a W.C. Fields pseudonym), "The Old Fashioned Way" follows the story of The Great McGonigle (W.C. Fields) and his rag-tag vaudeville troupe's production of "The Drunkard," a William H. Smith temperance play, as well as the wayward romantic exploits of McGonigle's daugther, Betty. A rare and comedic glimpse into the life of a vaudevillian at the turn of the century, "The Old Fashioned Way" is also somewhat autobiographical in nature. Like McGonigle, Fields himself began his career in vaudeville as a silent juggler, eventually earning the distinction of "world's greatest juggler" and an illustrious career in both silent and early "talkie" films. Fields' "The Great McGonigle" is of course an homage to the famed "The Great Ziegfeld" or Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., a noted impresario of his time and a key player in vaudeville history. Draft script: Self wrappers. Title page integral with front wrapper. 178 leaves, with last page of text numbered 135. Typescript on yellow stock, with pink revision pages, and with heavy holograph annotations throughout. Pages Very Good, wrapper Very Good bound with two gold brads. Each screenwriter's Certificate of Authorship bound in at the front, and bound individually with two brads as well. File copy: Self wrappers. Title page integral with front wrapper, rubber stamped FILE COPY on the front wrapper, dated May 3, 1934. 63 leaves, with last page of text numbered 62. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, side stitched. Certificate of Authorship: Self wrappers. First signee integral with front wrapper, noted as CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORSHIP on the front wrapper, dated April 24, 1934. 25 unnumbered leaves. Typescript on white stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads and rebound to Draft script.

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Royal Books, Inc. US (US)
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137374
Title
The Old Fashioned Way (Archive including corrected draft screenplay, final screenplay, and signed writer's agreement for the 1934 film)
Author
[Fields, W.C.] William Beaudine (director); J.P. McEvoy, Claude Binyon, Garnett Weston, Lex Neal, Walter DeLeon, Paul Jones, Ralph Ceder (screenwriters); W.C. Fields, Billy Bletcher (starring)
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Publisher
Paramount Pictures
Place of Publication
Hollywood
Date published
1934
Keywords
Film Scripts | 1930s Cinema | Comedy | Autograph Material
Bookseller catalogs
Film Scripts; Comedy; 1930s Cinema;

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