Princess Bride (The)

Production bible

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An original bible used in the production of The Princess Bride, the 1987 romantic fantasy adventure picture starring Cary Elwes under the direction of Rob Reiner.

This bible contains a concise collection of various paperwork reductions relevant to the production which is presented in a high quality leather personal organiser manufactured by Gray and Lowe of New Bond Street, London. This bible is believed to have belonged to location manager Paul Shersby as it features a sticker to the interior metal ring with an address which corresponds with the one provided for Paul on the unit list, interestingly the script contained within the bible is a reduction of production runner Kevin De La Noy's with the verso of the front cover being hand inscribed with a note "Paul, with thanks for this one and anticipation for the next" signed with a K. The most obvious conclusion one could draw from this being that the bible was created by De La Noy for Paul Shersby who then added the address sticker. Created for use during the production as a smaller and more usable pocket sized alternative to larger paperwork the bible contains various information which includes the following.

  • A complete final draft script dated May 3rd 1986 which features various revision pages throughout totalling 122 pages with front and rear covers of yellow card, the front featuring the aforementioned inscription.
  • Over 50 pages of storyboard reductions covering the scenes aboard the boat and the cliff climb at the beginning of the movie and the scenes which occur in the fire swamp including the battle with the R.O.U.S.
  • Advance shooting schedule.
  • Location schedule with highlighter denoting various stages and filming locations.
  • Shooting schedule dated October 1986
  • Unit list - 1st and 2nd units.
  • Synopsis.
  • Internal phone list.
  • Facilities list with various hand inscribed annotations.
  • Main unit shooting movement orders running over 50 pages featuring various information relating to filming including several location maps.
  • Site plan of Shepperton Studios

The bible measures approximately 7.5" x 5.5" and remains in excellent production used condition with some edge wear to the pages and file dividers, generally very fine.

An extremely rare and concise example of original production material from this highly regarded classic.

Movie / TV Show Princess Bride (The)