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Profiles in History sale #24, lot #301


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SALE: Hollywood Auction 24 ESTIMATE: $4000 - $6000
PRICE: unknown
Gene Roddenberry letter regarding ideas for three additional television shows, shortly after the development of Star Trek had begun
Four page letter on MGM letterhead, dated May 4, 1964 to Alden Schwimmer of Ashley-Steiner-Famous Artists. In this letter, Roddenberry summarizes a recent meeting he had with Schwimmer, Oscar Catz and Herbert Solow of Desilu Studios. Shortly after the idea for Star Trek (for which Roddenberry would achieve almost immortal fame) was agreed to and accepted by the studio, Roddenberry here discusses three additional ideas for new television shows; specifically, a “prosecuting D.A.” show; a British secret-agent show starring a “James Bond”-like character; and a Western series with a cliff-hanger format, which would allow “long-term story development, characterizations, etc.” Signed “Gene R.” at the close.