First Edition. Original 131 page carbon typescript for an unproduced film ÔThe JokerÕ by Arthur Sheekman. With an ÒMCAÓ sticker affixed to the lower right corner of the title page. Bradbound. Very good copy in worn and spotted printed covers. Arthur Sheekman (1901 - 1978) started out as a newspaper columnist and drama critic with the ÔManhattan NewspaperÕ before turning his sights to a career in the Hollywood film industry. In 1931 he worked as a scenarist for the classic Marx Brothers film ÔMonkey BusinessÕ which was the beginning of SheekmanÕs close personal and professional relationship with Groucho Marx. Sheekman also worked as a script writer on the Marx Brothers film ÔDuck SoupÕ and on Groucho and ChicoÕs radio series ÔFlywheel, Shyster, and FlywheelÕ. Other Sheekman film projects include the 1933 Eddie Cantor musical ÔRoman ScandalsÕ (where he met his future bride, the lovely actress Gloria Stuart), Danny KayeÕs ÔWonder ManÕ (1945), Bing CrosbyÕs ÔWelcome StrangerÕ (1947) and ÔMr. MusicÕ (1950), Joe E. BrownÕs ÔThe GladiatorÕ (1938), ÔCall Me MadamÕ (1953), and Daniel MannÕs ÔAdaÕ (1961). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Joker. A Comedy in Two Acts. Screenplay ...
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