- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - An archive of author Mario Puzo’s papers that includes multiple drafts of “The Godfather” novel and movie screenplay has sold at auction for $625,000.

RR Auction of Boston announced that the 45-box archive sold Thursday to a bidder from the U.S. who wishes to remain anonymous.

“The Godfather” material included thousands of pages, notes and drafts from multiple versions of both the novel manuscript and the screenplay. The papers shed light on Puzo’s character, scene and dialogue development, as well as his collaboration with director Francis Ford Coppola, who brought the fictional Italian-American mob family’s story to the screen.

Many of the drafts are marked with Puzo’s own handwriting.

Puzo’s children put the collection up for auction.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide