PETER BENCHLEY - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 37769
PETER BENCHLEY The author of Jaws writes a short note on a 5x3 lined card. Inscribed signature: "for John Ainsworth/with best wishes -/Peter Benchley", 5x3 lined card. Peter Benchley, a former speechwriter for Lyndon B.
Sale Price $144.00
The author of Jaws writes a short note on a 5x3 lined card.
Inscribed signature: "for John Ainsworth/with best wishes -/Peter Benchley", 5x3 lined card. Peter Benchley, a former speechwriter for Lyndon B. Johnson, is best known as the author of Jaws (1974), his first novel, which spent more than 40 weeks on "The New York Times" best-seller list and was made into a film by Steven Spielberg in 1975. Benchley wrote three drafts of the screenplay for the film and appeared as a reporter on the beach in the Fourth of July scene. The Oscar-winning (Best Sound, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score for composer John Williams) Jaws was the most profitable Hollywood movie to that time. His subsequent novel, The Deep (1978) was released as a feature film in 1979. Benchley (1940-2006) co-wrote the screenplay and appeared as a "Mate". His later novels include The Beast, which was made into a TV movie in 1996 (Benchley was the Executive Producer), and Creature, which was also adapted for TV in 1998. Slightly soiled. Stray ink marks in upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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