Bill Lee
1977. One of six copies of Grauerholz's first draft screenplay, based on a treatment by Burroughs of his novel Junkie. Signed by Burroughs and inscribed by Grauerholz, in 1984, with the note that this is one of six copies he made in 1977. Terry Southern had also written a screenplay in 1977 based on Junkie and on The Creation of Adam by Jacques Stern. Neither screenplay made it to screen. Photoreduced to 5-1/4" x 7-1/2" and velobound in plain black covers. 113 pages, printed on rectos only, with 12 pages of Appendices, including a chronology of the acts, list of characters, interiors, exteriors, locations, and song lyrics. "Junky" written on the spine; near fine. We could find no listing in OCLC nor any record of one having appeared on the market. An apparently unrecorded screenplay by Burroughs' longtime assistant, based on Burroughs' first published book: scarce, to say the least, especially signed by both and with Grauerholz's bibliographic history. [#033057] SOLD

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