ONE DAY, WHEN I WAS LOST. Based on Alex Haley's, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. A Scenario. James Baldwin.

ONE DAY, WHEN I WAS LOST. Based on Alex Haley's, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. A Scenario.

New York: The Dial Press, 1973. First edition. Paperback. Tall Uncorrected Galleys measuring 5 x 11 inches, perfect bound with cloth spine and green printed wrappers of thick stock, as issued. Hand-numbered pages, 189, with binding flaw to last blank page. A rare, lucidly composed screenplay from one of America’s great masters of letters. Son of a Baptist minister; New York City hustler; honor student; convicted criminal; powerful minister in the Nation of Islam; father and husband: Malcolm X transformed himself, time and again, in order to become one of the most feared, loved, and undeniably charismatic leaders of twentieth-century America. No one better represents the tumultuous times of his generation, and there is no one better to capture him and his milieu than James Baldwin. With spare, elegant, yet forceful dialogue and fresh, precise camera directions, Baldwin breathes cinematic life into this controversial and important figure, offering a new look at a man who changed himself in order to change the country. Very uncommon in this format. Irregular sunning to the front panel, otherwise a very good plus copy. Item #14436

Price: $450.00

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