First Draft of To Catch a Thief

    [Alfred Hitchcock]. John Michael Hayes (misspelled "Hays"). "To Catch a Thief". From a novel by David Dodge. First Draft. [Hollywood, CA: Paramount Pictures], March 23, 1954. Mimeographed copy. Quarto. 213 leaves, rectos only. Approximately 11 x 8.5 inches. On thin, plain white paper. Three hole-punch holes on left margin, two slightly rusted brads. Paper a bit toned, some minor occasional soiling, some rubbing to extremities (especially at brads). Still, a fine copy of this rare item, the first draft of the screenplay for the film (1955) starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

    [Together With:] Joseph I. Breen. Typed Letter Unsigned (mimeographed copy, with the word "COPY" stamped in red along the left margin). [Hollywood, CA:] May 6, 1954. Quarto. Three leaves, rectos only. Approximately 11 x 8.5 inches. On thin, plain white paper. Leaves toned, minor rubbing. One small tear to lower margin of the first leaf. Fine. Addressed to Mr. Luigi Luraschi (chief of Paramount Pictures' censorship office).

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