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[E. B. White]. John Sebastian. Charlotte's Web, [Musical] Based on the Book by E. B. White. Music and Lyrics by John Sebastian. Adaptation by John Sebastian. Original script for proposed musical version of Charlotte's Web. N.p., n.d. [circa 1980s]. Garth Williams' copy, with his handwritten notes throughout. 55 pages of letter-sized paper, in an unmarked brown three-ring report binder. Contains book of the musical, without lyrics or music. Contents near fine, in a lightly worn binder.

Musician John Sebastian, best known as the singer for The Lovin' Spoonful, wrote the book, the music, and the lyrics for a proposed Broadway musical based on Charlotte's Web. Sebastian apparently consulted with Garth Williams -- not only the original illustrator of E. B. White's book, but also a close family friend and John Sebastian's godfather -- and this script is filled with Williams' notes and suggestions. The musical was never produced.

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36090: [E. B. White]. John Sebastian. Charlotte's Web,

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Feb 08, 2012
Beverly Hills, CA, USA