Trumbo, Dalton. 1905-1976. Heaven With a Gun. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969.
Lot 1092
Trumbo, Dalton. 1905-1976.
Heaven With a Gun. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969.
US$ 800 - 1,200
£ 620 - 920

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6 Dec 2017, 13:00 EST

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Lot Details
Trumbo, Dalton. 1905-1976.
Heaven With a Gun. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969. Mimeographic manuscript, screenplay by Trumbo, Robert Presnell, Jr., William Ludwig, and Dick Carr, 125 pp, April 3, 1968, 4to, bound with brads in yellow Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer wrappers with a duplicate blue inner front wrapper, stamped "Composite Script" and "File Copy" to front wrappers, with blue revision pages dated April 17th-June 24th, 1968 and green revision pages dated May 15, 1968. Mild thumbing and wear throughout.

Novelist/screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was famously blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the late 1940s for his political leanings. Using other screenwriters as "fronts," Trumbo wrote nearly twenty screenplays, including the western Heaven With a Gun, before regaining his status in the film industry in 1960. Heaven With a Gun was a work-for-hire for "B"-producers the King Brothers; the film was produced many years after it was written, and Trumbo had his name removed from the project so as not to be connected with a "B"-movie; other screenwriters revised it. The film stars Glenn Ford and concerns a war between cattle ranchers and sheep farmers.
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