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1956 Marlon Brando Personal Script from

1956 Marlon Brando Personal Script from "Teahouse of the August Moon" -w/Brando Scribblings

As the scars from World War II faded, the emphasis increased on trying to understand and accept cultures that had been considered "enemy." Marlon Brando's 1956 "The Teahouse of the August Moon" is credited with attempting to bridge some of that gap, and this is his original 132-page personal working copy script. There's a label on the cover from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) with "Marlon Brando" handwritten in his own hand, and pronunciation notes on the inside cover. Brando himself added notations to several pages, for example, writing on page 35, "I call everyone now to hear your speech" along with "that's okay Boss" and an unknown word, and on the back of page 106 is a drawing by Brando. There is some creasing and a minor tear on the cover and some pages show the expected minor creasing from use on the bottom corners and some edges. While the film has not aged well and could easily be accused of being stereotypical today, like many of the era it remains an important piece when considered in the context of the time. -Comes with a signed letter from Brando dated September 25, 1956 in which Brando says "It is my hope that you might find some interest and entertainment in the script of the motion picture I have recently finished". Brando then went on to say "Perhaps the script will give you some feeling of post-war Okinawa" thus confirming it is from "The Teahouse of the August Moon".


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