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    The Great McGinty by Preston Sturges (Paramount, 1939). Fine/Very Fine. Master File Script (201 Pages, 8.5" X 14").
    Preston Sturges, who had a very unique flair for writing comedy with naturalistic dialog, came to Hollywood in 1929 after a huge success with his Broadway plays. He started to write Biography of a Bum in 1933 with the intention of directing it himself. He finally got that opportunity in 1939 and this script would bring him an Oscar for best Screenplay. Printed with the original working title Down Went McGinty on the title page, the interior of the script contains Sturges' original version entitled Biography of a Bum with the copyright of 1933. The script comes with a stapled binding and no wrappers. It has mild edge wear, a few creases, and small tears. The majority of the interior pages are in good shape with few signs of wear, and the front cover sheet has a couple of chips, written notations, and studio ink stamps.


    Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.

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