FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT
Title Typed Carbon Contract Signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald Selling the Film Rights to His Most Famous Short Story, ‘Babylon Revisited,' to Film Producer Lester Cowan
Publisher Los Angeles February 22, 1940
Seller ID 18477E
Original notarized 2 page typed carbon contract signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald authorizing the sale of the film rights to his most famous short story, ‘Babylon Revisited,' to producer Lester Cowan. Enclosed in the original blue paper folder of the attorney involved with “Assignment From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Lester Cowan” typed on the front cover. The contract has punch holes at the top edge. The contract shows a trace of use and the folder has a few faint spots to the front cover not affecting the interior and two punch holes at the top edge corresponding to those of the contract within. Fitzgerald went on to write a screenplay for Cowan in the hopes that they could get funding to produce a feature film which did not come to pass during Fitzgerald's lifetime. A superb example of material relating to Fitzgerald's screenwriting period. In the later part of his life, Fitzgerald found work in Hollywood in the 30s, developing commercial short stories, scripts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and his fifth and final novel, ‘The Love of the Last Tycoon,' published after his death in 1940 as ‘The Last Tycoon,' a story based on the life of film executive Irving Thalberg.