A Leslie Howard custom-bound screenplay of Intermezzo gifted to him and signed by David O. Selznick

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A Leslie Howard custom-bound screenplay of Intermezzo gifted to him and signed by David O. Selznick

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A Leslie Howard custom-bound screenplay of Intermezzo gifted to him and signed by David O. Selznick
Selznick International Pictures, 1939. Mimeographed manuscript, screenplay by George O'Neil, 75 pp, dated May 27, 1939 and marked "Final Shooting Script" to title page, with 5 inlaid silver gelatin 8 x 10 in. scene stills and behind-the-scenes photos, bound in cloth with "Leslie Howard" embossed in gilt to cover and "Intermezzo" embossed in gilt to spine, signed and inscribed to Howard by Selznick: "For Leslie, / 'Come Home, Holger' / DOS / 1939" to frontispiece (Holger Brandt was the name of the character Howard plays in the film). Selznick's talent at persuading Howard to play the part of Ashley Wilkes in Gone With the Wind (1939) relied on basic bribery: he offered Howard the lead in Intermezzo as well as producing duties in exchange. The film co-stars Ingrid Bergman (in her American film debut) as the young piano instructor with whom Howard, a married man, falls in love.
Provenance: the collection of Tom Heyes.
8.75 x 11.25 in.

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A Leslie Howard custom-bound screenplay of Intermezzo gifted to him and signed by David O. Selznick
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