The Valley / Original Screenplay about migrant farmworkers in California, 1972

By: Peter Matthiessen

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First draft, original typescript for an unpublished and unproduced screenplay about migrant farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley of California. A fictional treatment exploring some of the labor issues Matthiessen explored in his sojourns with Cesar Chavez and his 1969 nonfiction book Sal Si Puedes. 86 typescript pages, with a duplicate final page containing two holographic corrections by Matthiessen and handwritten delivery instructions to his Hollywood agent. Together with a brief handwritten note two decades later about the possibility that the screen-play might still be optioned. This screenplay is not mentioned in any of the Matthiessen bibliographies nor any of his biographical annotations in other works.

Title: The Valley / Original Screenplay about migrant farmworkers in California, 1972

Author Name: Peter Matthiessen

Categories: Californiana, Film, Television, Theater, Labor, Literature, Scripts / Screenplays [Film & Play],

Edition: 1st ed.

Publisher: Sagaponack NY, 1972

Book Condition: fine.

Item: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: s180622t

Keywords: unions, farmworkers, ufw, cesar chavez, labor