Item #74420 TO THE CHICAGO ABYSS. Ray Bradbury.


Los Angeles: Alert Duplicating Service, 1964. First Edition. Wraps. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the front cover, below his printed name.

One of the three plays staged by Bradbury in his first major theatrical venture, The World of Ray Bradbury, which debuted in Los Angeles on October 14, 1964, and ran for 20 weeks. In this play, based on a short story with the same title, an old man upsets the social order in a post-apocalyptic city by recounting his memory of the before times. Acknowledging that life was once better is forbidden and soon the special police come to take him away.

Bradbury (1920-2012) loved writing for the stage and put on plays regularly in Los Angeles beginning in 1964. He refurbished the Coronet theater and renamed it the Pandemonium Theater, installing sound and video equipment for special effects.

Quarto: [1], 24 leaves. Printed on green paper and bound with brads in blue cardstock wrappers. Some mild toning along the extremities; else near fine. OCLC locates two holdings of this playscript, at Northwestern and the Ransom Center. Near fine. Item #74420

Price: $1,200.00

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