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    Contributing writer Herman J. Mankiewicz's personally annotated script for The Wizard of Oz. Contributing writer Herman J. Mankiewicz's personally annotated script for The Wizard of Oz. (MGM, 1939) Contributing writer Herman J. Mankiewicz's annotated, 11.5 x 9 in. incomplete hard bound script. Consisting of a 84 page (including insert and revision pages leading to page 68 of the script), 3-hole punched studio-bound partial screenplay of the enduring fantasy classic The Wizard of Oz adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum. Green board cover bears gold gilt imprint on the spine, reading: "The Wizard of Oz (annotated) - H. Mankiewicz" . Internal blue script cover is printed with the title, Baum's writing credit and "From: Herman J. Mankiewicz 3/7/38". Script pages exhibit many pencil annotations with line changes, notes and edits. For example, on page 14, as the tornado lifts Dorothy's house into the air, Mankiewicz writes in pencil: "Note: There is of course a vigorous score throughout the cyclone, starting with its first warning noise, through to Dorothy's arrival in Munchkin-land." Green cover shows mild wear and soiling. Interior script cover and first page exhibit heavy water staining. In overall vintage fair condition. Herman J. Mankiewicz was one of the uncredited contributing writers for The Wizard of Oz.  Mankiewicz is best known for co-writing Citizen Kane with Orson Welles which won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and is regarded as one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces in film history. Incredibly rare and desirable, this manuscript material establishes the first half of the film, including Dorothy's amazing transition to "Oz".

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