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    Claude Rains' Annotated Reading Script for Lincoln Portrait Recording. In performing dramatic readings, Claude Rains was a force of nature, and in his later years he awed audiences as he read great literature in personal appearances and on recordings. This double-page typed script titled Lincoln Portrait was a recorded reading, and the script contains Rains' extensive annotations with his penciled directions to himself and key words underlined for delivery effect. The script is taped to cardboard, as was often the case for radio or recordings, and its annotations give ample evidence of Rains' impeccable preparation as an actor. One can imagine his magnificent voice reading the script's climactic words from the Gettysburg Address. In Very Good condition. From the Claude Rains Estate Archive.

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