First Edition. Original 59 page carbon typescript of a scenario for a film project ÔThe DevilÕs at SeaÕ (alternately titled ÔThe Up and UpÕ) by Arthur Sheekman. With corrections and notations in pencil in Mr. SheekmanÕs hand. Bradbound in printed Zeppo Marx, Inc. Agency covers. With some minor dust soiling and edge wear to the covers with the interior in uniformly very good condition. 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: Original Scenario for a Film ÔThe DevilŐs at...
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