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    Ib Melchior's handwritten script for Space Family Robinson with Lost in Space legal controversy archive. (1964-2004) Vintage original massive archive of (2000++) legal papers pertaining to Ib Melchior's court case against Irwin Allen. In 1960, Melchior created a concept and outline for a series he titled, "Space Family Robinson", which became a Gold Key comic book. Later, Melchior claimed to be the creator of the original idea upon which Irwin Allen based his television series Lost in Space. In Ed Shifres' book Lost in Space: The True Story (Republic Books, 1998) he recounts, with side-by-side comparison of Ib Melchior's and Irwin Allen's show scripts, how Allen allegedly plagiarized Melchior's idea. As a result of the suit, a compromise was struck as part of a settlement. Included in the paper archive is a folder containing Melchior's original handwritten concept notes, a typed and handwritten 35-page screenplay, typed and hand annotated 40+ page treatment and partial script, a 33-page screen treatment, printed 33-page screen treatment dated "28 Feb. 1964", a studio bound and bradded Irwin Allen "Space Family Robinson" script for Segment No. 7 "No Place to Hide" and a 7-page chronology of Melchior's conception of his idea and the similarities between Melchior's and Allen's properties. In vintage very good to fine condition. From the estate of Ib Melchior.

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    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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