WARGA, WAYNE & GEORGE MALKO
Title Return to Earth. Screenplay by George Malko. Adapted From the Book by Edwin E. ‘Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. with Wayne Warga
Publisher Los Angeles ABC Television 1976
Seller ID 15910E
First Edition. Paperbound, 92 pages. Original final revised draft screenplay, dated August 11, 1975, for a made-for-television movie, Return to Earth, starring Cliff Robertson as the American astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, Jr., the second astronaut to walk on the moon, and the subsequent problems he experienced in his personal life after coming home from his mission in space. The movie also starred Ralph Bellamy and Charles Cioffi. Bound with brads. The front cover has some handwritten information about the filming schedule (in Houston and Los Angeles) for the movie and indicates its air date as Friday, 5/14/76, 9:30 - 11:00, on the ABC network, else fine in printed wrappers. Aldrin's book, Return to Earth, was co-written by Wayne Warga, the youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25 who also reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean.