DescriptionRay Bradbury and Richard Matheson. The Martian Chronicles - Bradbury's Own Copy of the Bound Teleplay. 1978.
8.5 by 11-inch sheets bound in ring binder. In three parts with 92; 103; and 88 pages.
Produced by NBC in 1980 as a three-part mini-series starring Rock Hudson and Darren McGavin. The teleplay was written by Richard Matheson, author of several episodes of the original Twilight Zone and numerous short stories and novels, including the recently re-filmed I Am Legend. Divided into three separate scripts all held in one blue three-ring binder that is stamped on the front in gold, "Ray Bradbury". Laid in is a note-card from Bradbury stating "Will be / in France / all of July-August / Here's something / special to auction / R. B.". Near fine condition.
Presumably, Bradbury donated this item in support of a benefit auction at some point. Despite repeated efforts, this is the only version of The Martian Chronicles that has ever been produced and it combines the talents of two extremely gifted artists. Factoring the scarcity of this script with the additional rarity of it being Bradbury's personal copy makes this a truly unique and desirable item. From the Frank Collection.
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