A Hattie McDaniel personally-owned 'presentation copy' script signed and gifted to her by David O. Selznick from "Gone With The Wind"
Lot 7075
A Hattie McDaniel owned 'presentation copy' script signed and gifted to her by David O. Selznick from "Gone With The Wind"
Sold for US$ 18,300 inc. premium
Lot Details
A Hattie McDaniel owned 'presentation copy' script signed and gifted to her by David O. Selznick from "Gone With The Wind"
Selznick International Pictures, 1939. Bound in maroon calf and cloth; gold-embossed on cover "Gone With The Wind / Hattie McDaniel" and on spine "Gone With The Wind / Screen Play;" inside yellow script cover typed "Selznick International / presents / 'Gone With The Wind' / from the novel / by / Margaret Mitchell / starring / Clark Gable / Vivien Leigh / Leslie Howard / Olivia de Havilland / Screen Play / by Sidney Howard / Produced by / David O. Selznick / Directed by Victor Fleming / Final Shooting Script / January 24, 1939;" inside front free end paper inscribed in black fountain pen ink "for Hattie McDaniel, / who contributed / so greatly! / with gratitude / and admiration, / David O/ Selznick / Xmas, 1939;" with 256 typed pages; including eight original print black and white stills showing scenes from the finished film bound within. As was producer David O. Selznick's custom, after filming was complete, he would have copies of the final shooting script beautifully bound and embossed for all the important cast and crew members of the production. He would then personally inscribe each and gift it to the recipient, this being the one he gave to Ms. McDaniel. (Please note the front and back covers have come unbound but can be rebound by a professional bookbinder.)
11 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2in

Footnotes

  • Hattie McDaniel won a 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' Oscar for her portrayal of 'Mammy' in this film. She was the first African American to be nominated for and to win an Academy Award.
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