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    Billy Wilder Kiss Me, Stupid and Others Scripts and Documents. Wilder was at the top of his game when he released Kiss Me, Stupid in 1964, riding a wave of hits that began with Some Like it Hot in 1959. A boudoir farce that plays like an old-fashioned dirty joke, Kiss Me bombed at the box office and was banned by the Catholic League. Included here is a script for Kiss Me, Stupid (undated and unspecified draft, 172 pages with cast list and no revisions, some smoke and water damage); a large selection of almost 50 items of correspondence from March 3, 1962 to October 16, 1965, mostly concerning Kiss Me, Stupid censorship); related newspaper clippings; line-item budgets; cast and crew lists; and a shooting schedule for the film. Also included is a script for Wilder's 1974 newspaper comedy and The Front Page (undated and unspecified draft, 92 pages with cast list and no revisions, smoke damage); an unsigned contract dated February 20, 1961, regarding a TV series based on Some Like It Hot; and a letter from the Sunday Review dated November 24, 1958, requesting an article from Wilder, accompanied by a carbon copy of his response in which he mentions Some Like It Hot. The items are in overall Fine to Very Fine condition with some instances of smoke damage. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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    5th-6th Friday-Saturday
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