Elia Kazan is one of the first experimenters of this revival of theater and cinema. He is the producer of the drama by Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, from December 1947. A new tone is set in the shows. Revealed by the play, the very young Marlon Brando already brings his refusal of conventions and his brute force.
In 1949, the same triumphant welcome rewards another theatrical realization of Kazan, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. In 1951, Kazan is adapting the Streetcar of Williams for the cinema.
Tennessee Williams brought his personal torments in A Streetcar Named Desire. He is homosexual and his beloved sister is insane. He comes as close as possible to the expression of lust while maintaining the restrictions necessitated by the risk of censorship. The public understands and is enthusiastic.
On December 14 in New York, Sotheby's sells a set of working papers by Tennessee Williams for the Streetcar, from the writing of the play and the stage instructions up to his support for the scenario of the film.
This lot consists of typescripts with manuscript notes and also includes some correspondence and photos. It is estimated $ 300K, lot 108.
SOLD for $ 406K including premium