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George C. Scott "The Andersonville Trial" 1960 LP Signed Autograph Photo Original Cast
Original Cast-"The Andersonville Trial"(20th Fox Master Arts 4000)-LP. This LP features the 1959 Broadway play starring George C. Scott. The LP features a gatefold cover with photos."The Andersonville Trial" play was written by Saul Levitt using the official record of the trial of Henry Wirz as its basic source material. Mr. Levitt attempted to stay as close to the facts as possible while injecting his own concepts of the personalities involved. The play can be considered a documentary to the extent that it is set in the time and place of the trial, formal names and roles of characters reflect those of historical participants, and some of the dialogue is derived from the original trial record. However, the play should be read as a drama and not a documentary due to the artistic license exercised by Mr. Levitt in making some factual modifications. An examination of the history of events leading up to the trial and of the trial itself also reveals that the play does not provide a complete picture of what occurred at the trial or before it occurred.
The play was first presented on December 29, 1959 in New York City at Henry Miller's Theater. It was subsequently published by Random House Publishing in 1960 and was presented as a television movie in 1970. The setting of the play is, as in the original trial, in the United States Court of Claims, Washington, D.C., a courtroom borrowed by the Military Commission to provide space for the public and press. A cast of thirty recreates the trial events and atmosphere during the trial.The LP has been autographed on the front by George C. Scott with a fountain pen in blue..............CONDITION OF VINYL AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG...............................