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    Roald Dahl first draft script for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. (Paramount, 1971) Vintage original studio bound and bradded 152-page First Draft screenplay adapted by Roald Dahl from his beloved children's book. Undated. The goldenrod cover is typed with the title, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and features the early lollipop spiral icon with the letter "W" for "Wonka" in the lower right corner. The interior title page reads, "(Tentative Title)" under the printed title and, "Wolper Pictures, Ltd." in the bottom right. Within the content of the script there are printed notes marking spots for songs, for example, on page-2 during a scene in "Bill's Candy Shop", there is a note reading, "SONG NUMBER (in praise of candy)" and on page-68 when "Wonka" first meets the children, "MR. WONKA Welcome my little friends! Welcome to my factory! Come this way, please, and show your Golden Tickets as you pass! Alternatively A SONG OF WELCOME by MR. WONKA". The cover exhibits minor handling, age, wrinkling, and some staining to the edge of spine. The content remains evenly toned and with minor handling and soiling. This early draft remains in vintage very good condition. From the collection of the film's director, Mel Stuart.

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