Thunderball / Jack Whittingham: A final edition bound script for the first James Bond screenplay Thunderball, circa 1960,
Lot 98
Thunderball / Jack Whittingham: A final edition bound script for the first James Bond screenplay Thunderball,
circa 1960,
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 27,313) inc. premium
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Thunderball / Jack Whittingham: A final edition bound script for the first James Bond screenplay Thunderball, circa 1960,
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Vintage Film Posters & Film Memorabilia
Thunderball / Jack Whittingham: A final edition bound script for the first James Bond screenplay Thunderball,
circa 1960,
Jack Whittingham's personal copy, presentation bound in red hardback cover, with gilt title Thunderball to the front and spine, title page Thunderball, A James Bond Adventure, Screenplay by Jack Whittingham, Based on a story by Ian Fleming, 133 pages of mimeographed typescript, this script the original edition screenplay

Footnotes

  • A copy of the finished screenplay for the first ever James Bond film, originally titled James Bond Of The Secret Service, later retitled Thunderball. Written by acclaimed script writer Jack Whittingham, this important bound screenplay his own personal copy. This script was finalised while Whittingham was unaware of any production and financial problem occurring between Fleming, McClory and Xanadu productions. A few months following the completion of this script Fleming signed a book deal with Jonathan Cape for his eighth Bond novel, THUNDERBALL.

    Literature:
    R. Sellers, Op.cit, 2008 pp-58-60
    www.sylvanmason.com
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