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    Chico and the Man Script, Signed by Jack Albertson. "You'd be surprised how being dead can louse up your day," says "The Man" (Jack Albertson) to Chico (Freddie Prinze) in this final draft script for the Chico and the Man episode "Champs Ain't Chumps," dated November 18, 1976 and signed by Albertson. Ironically, this episode was taped only a little over two months before Prinze's gunshot suicide in January of 1977 (when his son, current star Freddie Prinze, Jr., was ten months old). The script contains the cast list, the rehearsal and taping schedule, and several revised pages dated Nov. 19, 1976 (the taping date), as well as all the dialogue, cues for applause, etc. The popular TV series, which began its run in 1974, won an Emmy for Albertson (who already had a Tony and an Oscar for his performance in the play and film The Subject Was Roses) and made a star of Prinze (who'd scored as a stand-up comic on the Tonight show). Albertson's in-pencil signature is on the orange-and-black script cover, which also includes the series and episode title, writers' names, final draft and taping date, and name of the production company. Excellent condition. Here's a fascinating memento of a very popular TV show of the '70s, a reminder of a grim Hollywood tragedy, and a great autograph of Jack Albertson from the show for which he's best-remembered. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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