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Freaks Original Vintage Horror Movie Script 1932

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Original Vintage Horror Sci Fi  Movie Posters Memorabilia Collectibles For Sale  
Freaks, 1932
Original Vintage Movie Script



Once in a lifetime find!   -  You wont see this anywhere else!!

Super rare, Extremely Desirable!


One of our most requested and desirable classic Sci-Fi/Horror classic movie posters is the almost too shocking to watch , "FREAKS".    And, although we have acquired some of the vintage movie posters and lobby cards , this is the First ORIGINBAL script we have ever seen!  Extremely rare!   And ANY Original 1932 paper (posters or scripts) are exceedingly valuable.  

* See enlargeable images above & below

The original 1932 one sheet for this film has (as far as we know in over 30 years collecting) never appeared on the market. The insert sold at auction in 2009  for about $110,000.  A 1932 lobby card sold in 2010 for $15,500. 


 Freaks (MGM, 1932) Fine/Very Fine. Vault Copy Script (Multiple Pages, 8.75" X 11.75"). Horror. Featured is a complete continuity script used for editing purposes, and later put into the MGM vault for future reference. Starring Johnny Eck, Elvira Snow, Jenny Lee Snow, Henry Victor, Roscoe Ates, Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Rose Dione, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton, Schlitze, Josephine Joseph, Frances O'Connor, Peter Robinson, Olga Roderick, Koo Koo, Prince Randian, Martha Morris, Elizabeth Green, and Tiny Doll. Directed by Tod Browning. An unrestored script that displays signs of use. May include edge and spine wear, light spine separation, slight creases, small tears, some chipping to the cover edges, and unobtrusive staining. The covers show some brittleness. Fine/Very Fine
 

BIO:

Freaks is a 1932 American horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with a cast mostly composed of actual carnival performers. The film was based on Tod Robbins' short story "Spurs". Director Browning took the exceptional step of casting real people with deformities as the eponymous sideshow "freaks," rather than using costumes and makeup.

Browning had been a member of a traveling circus in his early years, and much of the film was drawn from his personal experiences. In the film, the physically deformed "freaks" are inherently trusting and honorable people, while the real monsters are two of the "normal" members of the circus who conspire to murder one of the performers to obtain his large inheritance..
 

Reaction:

Journeyman screenwriter F. Scott Fitzgerald was nursing a hangover in the studio commissary and looked up from his meal to behold the Siamese twin sisters walking in to order lunch. "What shall we have today?" one asked the other. Fitzgerald ran to the bathroom and vomited.

Despite the extensive cuts, the film was still negatively received by audiences, and remained an object of extreme controversy. Today, the parts that were removed from it are considered lost. Browning, famed at the time for his collaborations with Lon Chaney and for directing Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931) had trouble finding work afterward, and this in effect brought his career to an early close. Because its deformed cast was shocking to moviegoers of the time, the film was banned in the United Kingdom for 30 years. Beginning in the early 1960s, Freaks was rediscovered as a counterculture cult film; throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the film was regularly shown at midnight movie screenings at several movie theaters in the United States. In 1994, Freaks was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It was ranked 15th on Bravo TV's list of the 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

Among the characters featured as "freaks" were Peter Robinson ("the human skeleton"); Olga Roderick ("the bearded lady"); Frances O'Connor and Martha Morris ("armless wonders"); and the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. Among the microcephalics who appear in the film (and are referred to as "pinheads") were Zip and Pip (Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow) and Schlitzie, a male named Simon Metz who wore a dress mainly due to incontinence, a disputed claim. Also featured were the intersexual Josephine Joseph, with her left/right divided gender; Johnny Eck, the legless man; the completely limbless Prince Randian (also known as The Human Torso, and mis-credited as "Rardion"); Elizabeth Green the Stork Woman; and Koo-Koo the Bird Girl, who suffered from Virchow-Seckel syndrome or bird-headed dwarfism, and is most remembered for the scene where she dances on the table.

Cult reaction:

Owing to its cult status in the late-20th century, Freaks has been referenced explicitly in popular culture expressions from 1970s onward, from songs by other self-proclaimed "freaks", such as the Ramones ("Pinhead" "Gabba, gabba, we accept you, one of us."), Marillion ("Freaks", "Separated Out") and David Bowie ("Diamond Dogs"), to "cult" comic strips like Zippy the Pinhead (a reference to the aforementioned microcephalic), and episodes of many TV series, including South Park, Clerks: The Animated Series, Futurama ("Bendin' in the Wind") and The Big Bang Theory . The chant of "One of us!" is commonly used as a reference to the film. Clips from the movie were included in the entrance video of former World Wrestling Federation faction Oddities.

NOTE: Cvtreasures stamp Not on original 



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