Taifun. [Typhoon.]. Menyhért Lengyel, Melchior.
Taifun. [Typhoon.]
Taifun. [Typhoon.]
Script of the Movie Typhoon

Taifun. [Typhoon.]

Budapest: Nyugat (Jókai), 1910. Second edition. In original coloured cloth, designed by Elek Falus. Illustrated flyleaves. 135, (1) p. In good condition.

The original script of the film Typhoon that became a worldwide success, and has been adapted to screen twice soon after it was published (1911; 1914).

Melchior Lengyel (1880–1974) was a Hungarian writer, dramatist and film screenwriter. He was the author of several scripts for successful Hollywood movies and also the pantomime-grotesque “The Miraculous Mandarin” that inspired the composer Béla Bartók to create a ballet with the same title. He established friendship with Ernst Lubitsch and in the mid-thirties he moved to Hollywood. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Writing for the quadruple Oscar nominated Ninotchka (1939), and for Original Story of Lubitsch’s “To Be or Not to Be” (1942). In 1960 he returned to Europe and settled down in Italy. In 1963 he received the Great Award of Rome for his literary work.

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Price: €300.00

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