NABOKOV, VLADIMIR.  1899-1977.
Lot 103
NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. 1899-1977.
Sold for US$ 4,270 inc. premium

Lot Details
NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. 1899-1977.
CONTRACT FOR A MUSICAL VERSION OF LOLITA.
Document Signed ("Vladimir Nabokov") and Initialed, 15 pp, 4to, New York, September 16, 1970, also signed by producer Norman Twain and a G.P. Putnam's representative, pages mildly toned, stapled at upper left corner.

In 1970 Norman Twain, a prolific Broadway producer, secured Nabokov's consent to produce a musical stage version of his groundbreaking novel. According to a piece published in the December 21, 1970 issue of Time, Alan Jay Lerner agreed to write the libretto and John Barry to write the music. Time announced a Broadway premier date of March 30, 1971, but the show never made it that far.
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