Bonhams : Four typed scenario pages from Garbo silent film, The Temptress, plus the continuity screenplay
Four typed scenario pages from Garbo silent film, The Temptress, plus the continuity screenplay

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Four typed scenario pages from Garbo silent film, The Temptress, plus the continuity screenplay

US$ 800 - 1,200
£ 630 - 950
Four typed scenario pages from Garbo silent film, The Temptress, plus the continuity screenplay
Typed manuscript by screenwriter Dorothy Farnum, 4 pp, 4to, n.p., [1926], titled "The Temptress: Paris Sequence" and "The Temptress: Argentine Sequence," pages toned, chipping and tear to p 1 of Paris sequence. With a letter from Audrey Kearns Wachner, Farnum's secretary at M-G-M, identifying the pages as Farnum's originals. WITH: Mimeographed Manuscript, continuity by Dorothy Farnum, 163 pp, 4to, Culver City, March 16, 1926, in yellow wrappers with MGM script department label to upper cover, stamped "File Copy" and "1553," text faded as usual with spirit duplication, some leaves creased and lightly dampstained, covers chipped at edges with cuts and losses, tape remnant to upper right corner.

The Temptress was only Garbo's second film for MGM. Set in Paris and Argentina, it is the story of a beautiful woman who ruins the lives of all the men around her. Original typescript scenarios from silent era films are exceedingly rare.
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