Draft scripts from the iconic feel-good film 'The Wizard of Oz' will be auctioned in December.
The 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz' is watched and loved by generations still to this date. Now you can have a piece of the classic film as the draft scripts are to be auctioned in December. A collection of draft scripts, among other items from the achieves, are estimated to sell for $1.2 million.
Noel Langley, who died in 1980, was one of the screenwriters to work on the big screen adaptation of the L. Frank Baum children's book. Langley's first three original drafts, dated between 5 April and 14 May 1938, and a fifth draft from August 1938 by Langley are to be sold. A fourth draft written by Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf will also be sold in the auction. All of which were credited for their work on the adaption. Several contributors' revisions and drafts went uncredited.
Head of consignment at Profiles in History Brian Chanes believes "It is the single most important manuscript in Hollywood history," according to Reuters. Chanes said that more than 150 pages of handwritten manuscript notes and pages were "the genesis of 'The Wizard of Oz,'" shaping the classic film from start to finish.
The pieces will be included in an auction in Los Angeles running from 11-14 December.