This lot will be sold on Tuesday, 1st December (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-463 will be sold on day 1 (lots 464-913 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 2:00 pm GMT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
An early draft script from the production of Stanley Kubrick's Cold War comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Dated "8/31/62", this script was shown to backers and investors, and is an early version of the story created before Kubrick brought in screenwriter Terry Southern, who spent six weeks making crucial revisions to the story in November 1962.
Bound in a black leather cover, the script consists of 141 unannotated pages, printed single-sided on white US Letter paper. The front of the document features a proposed cast list and a general notes page. A cream-coloured sticker is adhered to the front cover and features the film title. The lot displays minor signs of wear and age, including creasing, slight discolouration and light marks on the cover. Dimensions: 29 cm x 22.5 cm x 2 cm (11 1/2" x 8 3/4" x 3/4")
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 M
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.