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#602 - John Steinbeck

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Description                           Estimate: $1,500+          

DS, three onionskin pages, 8.5 x 11, January 11, 1963. Agreement between Steinbeck and David Merrick granting rights to turn his Viva Zapata! screenplay into a musical, in part: “I have agreed that…in connection with your contemplated production of a musical adaptation of my shooting script entitled ‘Zapata,’ if negotiations and/or agreement with the Authors of the musical play shall require same, the size and prominence of my credits may be reduced to seventy-five (75%) percent of that accorded the Authors of the musical play.” Signed and dated on the last page in blue ballpoint by Steinbeck; the second page initialed by Merrick. Includes a packet of terms for a revised schedule. In fine condition, with staple to top left and a bit of light toning and creasing. Accompanied by a letter from Steinbeck’s literary agent, Annie Laurie William, signed by Merrick’s lawyer Benjamin Aslan. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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