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    John Wayne's personal Rooster Cogburn hand-annotated script. (Universal, 1975) Vintage studio-bound and bradded 115-page revised first draft shooting script for the classic Western Rooster Cogburn, starring John Wayne, reprising the role that won him his only Oscar in 1969. Dated on cover and title page April 22, 1974. Without writer's credit, "Based on the character of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit by Charles Portis". The script exhibits (15+) pages with insightful handwritten character annotations in ink by Wayne. Commenting on the direction; "ROOSTER (eating noisily; slaps his stomach", Wayne has written, "You missed the sensitivity of Rooster. This is vulgar.", and suggesting dialogue changes like, "I'll have no bit and harness put on me.", and suggesting adding to Pete's line, "Rooster's age and drinkin' have finally caught up to him. He ain't the man he once was!" to, "Just in case drinking hasn't caught up with him..." In vintage fine condition.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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