The Gong Show Movie [Original Screenplay].
BARRIS, Chuck and Robery Downey [Sr.]
Los Angeles: Universal Pictures, June 14, 1979.
First edition. Revised Draft screenplay. Original Movie Script. Item #5987
An original screenplay dated June 14, 1979 and written by Chuck Barris and Robery Downey.
Released by Universal Pictures in 1980, "The Gong Show Movie" was written by Chuck Barris and Robery Downey [Sr.], directed by Chuck Barris, produced by Budd Granoff, and starred Chuck Barris, as himself.
The script is bound with metal pins in black leatherette covers with the film's title stamped in red foil to front cover. The title page is dated June 14, 1979 and includes Chuck Barris production company info. Pages numbered 1-137 are a rainbow of colors, including white along with revision pages colored blue (and dated 5/23/79), yellow (6/8/79), green (6/11/79) and peach (6/19/79). All pages are clean and the screenplay exhibits only minor wear from light handling and use.
What can we say about Chuck Barris and the legendary Gong Show?! A unique opportunity to own a piece of true television and film nostalgia! The film was a dismal failure at the box office but has gained cult status, if you can even find a copy of it somewhere! Co-written by none other than underground film specialist, Robert Downey Sr., yes, that's right, father of the one and only, Robert Downey Jr. Extremely scarce, we've never seen another one of these floating around, and a real slice of the 70's (even though the film was released in 1980!). Enjoy it while you can!