[Los Angeles]: Twentieth Century-Fox / APJAC Productions, [nd. but no earlier than 15 February 1971]. ,108 leaves. Quarto. Mechanically reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only of pale blue-green stock. Bradbound in printed studio wrappers. Ink squiggle on upper wrapper, with some darkening along top edge of same, some use to wrappers with a few small chips at edges, upper wrapper detached from brads, internally very good. Item #WRCLIT83345
A "first draft" of Grodin's adaptation of Allen's 1969 Broadway play. The draft is undated, but two inserted revises on darker blue paper are dated 15 February 1971. Eventually, Allen himself undertook the screenplay for the final film and a cursory examination of the first few pages evidences considerable variation between Grodin's draft and Allen's screenplay. The film, which was a Paramount production rather than 20th Century- Fox, was released in May 1972, was directed by Herbert Ross, and starred Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy, Viva, Joy Bang, et al. Actual pre-production scripts by Allen or for films based on his sourceworks tend to be rather uncommon, their circulation being largely confined to those actually involved directly in production.