EXC ORIG 1935 THELMA TODD PATSY KELLY “THE TIN MAN” DIALOGUE CUTTING CONTINUITY HAL ROACH FILE COPY! SF/HORROR THEME!
From the collection of a well known Hollywood-based movie historian, collector, author, archivist and intimate of the late great Hal Roach, comes this holy grail item for serious fans of classic film comedy: an original Dialogue Cutting Continuity to the classic THELMA TODD/PATSY KELLY short THE TIN MAN. Noted as production A-30, and made in 1935, classic comedy short has a unique Horror/Sci Fi theme with THELMA AND PATSY facing off against a wild robot (as per photo provided for REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AUCTION). The Hal Roach Studios original file copy for this wonderful comedy features a description of every shot in the film along with all the dialogue, titles, shot # and how many 35mm feet and frames of film into the short that the shot appears. This information would be compiled by the Film Editor (in this case Louis McManus) and would serve as a record of all the shots for other key departments at the studio and for filing as proof of content with the U.S. Copyright office (often in lieu of sending an actual 35mm print of the film). Piece runs 14 pages, is fully complete and in excellent condition. Pages are supple and cream colored, showing light age wear and generally free of any rips, tears, creases, stains or blemishes. Pages are attached via staple on upper left. Unless you attended the Hal Roach Studios auction back in 1963, prized auctions like this are your only chance to have an authentic piece of Hollywood history directly from the hallowed Culver City “Lot of fun” where it had been stored for decades. Ultra rare Continuity is an amazing artifact from the golden age of movie making and sure to be prized collectible.