The Sun Also Rises



The filmscript


annotated throughout in pencil and ink by


Tyrone Power


Mimeographed Manuscript, 142 pages February 20, 1957, being the screenplay of The Sun Also Rises, annotated throughout in pencil and ink by Power [21 PP with annotations; PLUS 2 HOLOGRAPH PAGES], with blue revisions pages and 6 pages of call sheets bound in at rear, bound in.  Red calf over cloth, with “T.P.” in gilt letters on upper cover and gilt lettering and decoration on spine, minor rubbing to head and tail of spine, mild toning to leaves.


In 1957, 20th Century Fox adapted Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel about the “lost generation” with Tyrone Power as the wounded, brooding Jake Barnes and Ava Gardner as the beautiful nymphomaniac Lady Brett Ashley.  (Robert Evans, future producer and studio head, has a small role here as the bullfighter Pedro Romero.)  Power's personal copy of the script gives evidence of the trouble the studio had bringing this story to the screen; many pages of revisions, some on blue leaves, some on Photostat leaves, are inserted throughout.  Additionally, Power annotates his script, and also notes dialogue changes and scene additions and deletions.