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RR Autograph Auction 12 Angry Men Signed Original Brad-Bound Script

RR Autograph Auction 12 Angry MenOriginal brad-bound script for 12 Angry Men, 8.5 x 11, 128 pages, warmly signed and inscribed inside by the main cast and the writer. Signers are: Henry Fonda, E. G. Marshall, Lee J. Cobb, Eddie Binns, Jack Warden, Jack Klugman, Ed Begley, Robert Webber, Joseph Sweeney, Martin Balsam, George Voskovec, John Fielder, and Reginald Rose. All actors signed on the second page, with Rose, the writer, signing on the first. In fine condition, with expected handling wear to covers—inside pages remain pristine. This script was originally a gift to Degen Marshall, daughter of actor E. G. Marshall (Juror No. 4), who accompanied him to the set every day. Degen, who was about 12 at the time, endeared herself to the cast by tidying up their dressing rooms and playing cards with them on set. The cast’s fondness for her is evident in their warm inscriptions—Fonda writes, “You’ve been our wonderful mascot”; from Begley, “So happy to put on card for directors to see I have worked with the great Degen Marshall”; and from Cobb, “A privilege to have assisted at your debut.” With impeccable provenance and intimate association, this is an especially desirable piece of cinematic history because of the movie’s reliance on the script itself—with relatively little action in the single-room setting, it is the dialogue that makes film special, as recognized by its 1958 Academy Award nomination for Best Writing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on April 20, 2013 in 12 Angry Men


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