No production is complete without a shooting script (yes, even the flimsiest of beach movies!), and this page feels incomplete, without mention of the Final Draft of the Shooting Script!
Over the last 7 years, I've had the good fortune to peruse through three different copies of this same script! The first time was in February of 2007, at the Margaret Herrick Library, in Beverly Hills, CA. Though I was able to take copious notes on what was different in the script, I was not allowed to fully transcribe it.
That opportunity came in 2009, when after interviewing actor Hank Jones, he kindly sent me his personal copy of the script, and allowed me to make the first full transcription, which went up on the site shortly afterward!
The third time I encountered the script, was in December of 2014, when I obtained a copy in an eBay auction from Marvin Paige's estate. The auction gave me a number of other production materials found on this page!
If you would like to read through and download a copy of the Final Draft, simply go to our Shooting Script & Film Transcripts link on the main information page.