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    Director of Photography's Copy

    [Walter Lang, director]. Ernest Lehman. The King and I. Revised Final Script. [Hollywood, CA: Twentieth Century - Fox Film Corporation], October 4, 1955. Contemporary mimeograph copy. Quarto. 118 numbered leaves, rectos only. Approximately 11 x 8.5 inches. On white paper. In Twentieth Century - Fox peach wrappers, with title and date printed on front wrapper. Director of Photography Leon Shamroy's copy, with his signature on the front wrapper, and ink and pencil notations (mathematical calculations) throughout. Three-hole punch binding), with three older brads at left margin. First leaf is apparently from the studio's library, with the check-out form neatly removed, and with some notations in Shamroy's hand. Wrappers worn at edges, some inkstamps and soiling to front wrapper, some wear and light soiling to rear wrappers, spine sunned, leaves toned. Still, an excellent item with a superb provenance. From the estate of cinematographer Leon Shamroy, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for this film (1957). Released in 1956, this landmark musical was a huge success, with Academy Award nominations going to several people involved with the film, including Shamroy and the two leads, Yul Brenner (who won for Best Actor), and Deborah Kerr.

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