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[SELLERS, Peter] GRAFTON, Jimmy and GRIFFITHS, Peter

Happy Holidays

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London: N.p. [BBC], 1954

Five episodes, c.45 pp. each, secured with split pin to top left. Variously age-toned and edgeworn, extensive markings and timings throughout most copies, some missing title pages.

First editions. PRODUCER JACQUES BROWN'S COPY, WITH HIS ANNOTATIONS, AND FOUR OTHER EPISODES, EXTENSIVELY MARKED UP FOR STUDIO USE.
Co-written by Jimmy 'Goon Show' Grafton, Happy Holiday starred Peter Sellers, Dennis Price, Bill Owen, Elizabeth Larner and Dick Emery. (Emery was by now a semi-regular in The Goon Show, stepping in whenever Spike Milligan's fragile health failed him). Set in the seaside resort of Littleton-on-Sea, the 45-minute show was a light-hearted sitcom with plenty of musical interludes, in which everybody played themselves except Peter Sellers, who played everybody else. The show was devised by the indefatigable Dennis Main Wilson, and ran for a single series between July and August in 1954.
All copies offered here are studio copies, extensively marked up with amendments and timings. It is common for such copies to be missing the title page (as four of these are): since it carried no information of use to anyone in the recording booth, it was often discarded as surplus to requirements. Jacques Brown's copy is Episode 4 (and retains its title page); the others are Episodes 3, 10, 14, and one unnumbered.



Keywords: Jimmy GRAFTON Peter SELLERS'
£5,000.00


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