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    Cleopatra (1963) Draft Scripts. This set of four scripts from the notorious epic includes a first draft (April 24, 1959, 205 pages, by Nigel Balchin); revised first draft (May 13, 1959, 190 pages by Balchin); third draft (January 11, 1960, 155 pages plus revisions by Balchin and Dale Wasserman); and original shooting script from the film's first incarnation under Rouben Mamoulian (July 15, 1960, 147 pages plus revisions, no byline). A mammoth production that went through two directors, four screenwriters, numerous actors, and a $44 million budget ($300 million in today's economy, modified for inflation), plus a mounting series of misfortunes during production that included a scandalous public affair between stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, resulted in a large-scale misfire that nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox. The scripts are in overall Very Fine condition.

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