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    The Director of Photography's Copy

    [John M. Stahl, director]. Jo Swerling. Leave Her to Heaven. Final. [Hollywood, CA: Twentieth Century - Fox Film Corporation], February 27, 1945. Contemporary mimeograph copy. Quarto. 147 numbered leaves, rectos only. Approximately 11 x 8.5 inches. On white paper. In Twentieth Century - Fox blue wrappers, with title and date affixed to front wrapper. Director of Photography Leon Shamroy's copy, with his name signed on the front wrapper, the library leaf at the front. Three-hole punch binding (only two holes are punched into the wrappers), with two older brads at left margin. First leaf is apparently from the studio's library, with the check-out form neatly removed. Wrappers worn at edges, some inkstamps and soiling to front wrapper, some wear to rear wrappers, leaves toned, library leaf at front worn, several leaves folded and creased (apparently this was how Shamroy marked parts of the script that required more attention), with two leaves loose from the upper brad and are subsequently quite worn. Still, an excellent item with a superb provenance. From the estate of cinematographer Leon Shamroy, who won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for this film (1946). Released in 1945, Leave Her to Heaven starred Gene Tierney, Cornell Wilde, and Jeanne Crain.

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