An extensive set of working copies of Milton Berle radio and television scripts, custom bound for writer Hal Collins
Lot 3112
An extensive set of working copies of Milton Berle radio and television scripts, custom bound for writer Hal Collins
Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium
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An extensive set of working copies of Milton Berle radio and television scripts, custom bound for writer Hal Collins
74 volumes, uniformly bound in half blue morocco over blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt identifying this set as Hal Collins, containing working scripts from Berle's radio, television, and film career, most scripts heavily edited in pencil and pen by Collins, Berle and others. Set is not complete, but titles include:

Campbell's Soup 2 vols (#12-13)
Ever-sharp Radio 8 vols (#14-21)
Texaco Star Theatre, radio 3 vols (#22-24)
Guest Shots 3 vols (#25-27, August 6, 2944 to December 29, 1945)
Sketches 9 vols (#28-32, 84-87)
Texaco Star Theatre, television 16 vols (#33-38; 65-68; 76-83)
Special Material 2 vols (#74-75, 117)
Monologues 3 vols (#73, 88, 112)
Milton Berle RCA 4 vols (#101-103)
Night Clubs 1 vols (#104)
Special Shows 2 vols (#107, 120)
Milton Berle/Kraft 4 vols (#113-116)
Story Ideas 1 vol (#118)
Jackpot Bowling 4 vols (#122-125)
Top Banana 1 vol (#142)
Let's Make Love, working copy 1 vol (#121)
Jackie Gleason Show guest spot 2 vols (#154, 170)
WITH: 5 volumes of Texaco Star Theater working TV scripts bound for Irving Gray January 1-June 10, 1952 (vols #19-23). Total volume count of lot: 79.

A comprehensive selection of working copies of Berle vehicles, providing a dramatic glimpse into the labor that goes into writing comedy.
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