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    Apocalypse Now Shooting Script Signed by Set Decorator George R. Nelson, Plus Production Notes. Included is the Francis Ford Coppola's 153-page script draft for Apocalypse Now (dated December 3, 1975), the personal copy of set decorator George R. Nelson, who has signed in ink on the script cover. Also included is a 118-page copy of the original screenplay by John Milius; several pages of production schedule information; a party invitation ("Marlon Brando invites you to Entertainment Music Dancing Booze Relaxation General Silliness....Dress: Loincloth..."); a program for the film, including production facts, a who's who of the talent force, etc.; an 8" x 10" b&w still of the company on location in the Philippines (has a scrape near Brando's right leg); and a handwritten note to Nelson from Coppola, thanking him for his "enormous contribution" to the film and signed "Francis". Material in Good to Excellent condition. Accompanied by a James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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