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    Roy Thinnes Scripts for "Family Plot" and "Hindenburg" with Correspondence. In 1975, Alfred Hitchcock cast Roy Thinnes for the role of scheming jeweler Arthur Adamson for what would turn out to be Hitch's final film, Family Plot. He and the actor clashed, however, and Thinnes departed the production and was replaced with William Devane. Included is Thinnes personal copy of the screenplay (under its original title, Deceit), dated April 22, 1975, with handwritten notes by Thinnes, as well as his copy of the final draft for Hindenburg, dated July 31, 1974, which he had recently finished work on. Also included are two typed letters (one on personal stationery) from Thinnes to Hitchcock regarding details for his character (the source of their disagreement), a call sheet for Deceit dated June 3, 1975, and a press release imposed by Thinnes announcing his departure from the production due to creative differences (Universal wanted to give "due to illness" as the reason). The Items are in overall Very Fine to Excellent condition with some instances of mild wear. From Roy Thinnes' Collection.

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