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    Jilly Rizzo's Personal Copy of John Denver and Friend 1976 Sinatra Television Script Signed by Denver. On February 6-8, 1976, Sinatra's right-hand man Jilly Rizzo was on hand in Los Angeles to support Frank during the taping of the ABC-TV special John Denver and Friend, which aired on March 29. The show also featured the music of several past Sinatra collaborators, and Sinatra sang "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Come Fly with Me" with Nelson Riddle, "All or Nothing at All" with Harry James and His Orchestra, and performed several duets with Denver, including "All of Me," "My Kind of Town", and "The Lady is a Tramp" with Count Basie. Denver even transformed one of hits for Frank, re-titling it "Thank God I'm a Country/City Boy." Following the three-day taping, Denver inscribed a heartfelt tribute inside the binder housing Rizzo's personal copy of the script: "Jilly, I love having you around and being with you. Will you be the Sgt. at Arms on all my shows? Peace. Your friend, John Denver."
    This unique John Denver and Friend second draft script, dated February 2, 1976, 87 pages, housed in a blue three-ring binder, embossed in white lettering on the front cover with the title and the name "Jilly," was used on the set by Rizzo throughout the taping. There are no notations, but the contents do include the cast and staff lists, the full shooting schedule, the complete line-up of numbers performed by Denver, Sinatra and company, and all the lyrics to the songs. This script was in the possession of Jilly Rizzo from 1976 until his death in 1992, when it became part of his estate archive. In Very Fine condition with minor age toning inside the binder at the edges. From the Jilly Rizzo Estate Archive. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from William Rizzo.


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