Abq Leigh Brackett's ESB script in Portales

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by inotropic, Oct 6, 2009.

Moderators: DieWompRatDie
  1. inotropic Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Hi all, I've long used the site and the forum for research, but have hit a wall since I'm stuck in California. There's a fair amount of interest in the first draft of Empire Strikes Back, written by Hollywood legend Leigh Brackett. When she died in 1978, Lawrence Kasdan took over. He [link=http://articles.latimes.com/2002/may/28/entertainment/et-sragow28?pg=2]says[/link], "It was an odd job for her, and there's nothing of that draft left in "Empire." ... George had hired Leigh the way anyone would--because, oh my God, she's Leigh Brackett, and because he wanted a Hawksian, goading humor between Han Solo and Princess Leia."

    Her biographer has read it, and [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Brackett]says[/link] "it can be read at the library of the Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, but may not be copied or borrowed off-site." I wonder if anyone lives or travels in that direction, and would have the chance to check its availability, give it a read or even snap some photos?
Moderators: DieWompRatDie