“THOSE WERE THE DAYS”: ORIGINAL SCRIPT FOR THE PILOT EPISODE OF ALL IN THE FAMILY, SIGNED BY NORMAN LEAR
LEAR, Norman. All in the Family. Original production script for Episode #1. Los Angeles: Tandem Productions, 1970 (© 1971). Quarto, hole-punched Xeroxed sheets, original red plastic three-ring binder; pp.47. $2350.
Original “Final Draft” production script for the first pilot episode of Lear’s ground-breaking comedy—the episode in which Archie christens Mike “Meathead”—inscribed: “Best Wishes, Norman Lear.”
After 32 years, All in the Family and the characters of Archie, Edith, Gloria and Mike are reaching more people than ever anticipated. From the airing of this pilot episode on national TV in 1971 to episodes currently in re-runs, All in the Family represents the turbulence of a politically demanding and ever changing time in American history. Norman Lear called his work, "Theatre of Content"—he added "if you want to send a message, call Western Union!"
About-fine condition. Signature bold and bright.