The Towering Inferno (Original screenplay for the 1974 film). Author: John Guillermin (director); Richard Martin Stern (novel); Thomas N. Robinson (novel); Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway (starring) Title: The Towering Inferno (Original screenplay for the 1974 film) Publication: Beverly Hills, CA: Twentieth Century-Fox / Warner Bros. Description: Shooting Final draft script for the 1974 film, on all pink leaves.
Based on the novels "The Tower" (1973) by Richard Martin Stern, and "The Glass Inferno" (1974) by Thomas N. The result was one of the highest grossing films of 1975 and one of the largest ensemble casts yet assembled, including Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, O. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, and Robert Wagner, among many others.During the premiere gala for the world's tallest skyscraper, the building catches fire, the result of shoddy wiring by corrupt contractors, trapping 300 guests on the 135th floor. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Cinematography, nominated for five others including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Fred Astair, his only Academy Award nomination. Set in San Francisco, shot on location in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Biege illustrated titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, dated January 11, 974, with credits for screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. Title page present, dated January 11, 1974, noted as SHOOTING FINAL, with credits for screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. 171 leaves, with last page of text numbered 170.
Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads. Subject: 1970s Cinema, Academy Awards, Accidents and Disasters, Action Film, Actors, Adventure, Film Scripts, Films with Literary Sources. Royal Books is located in the midtown area of Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1996, we have specialized in rare books and paper relating to twentieth century literature, genre fiction, the arts, and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on cinema. All books noted as First Editions are also First Printings unless indicated otherwise.
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