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Burnt Offerings, 1969-01-13

Identifier: 1500.030.2

Scope and Contents

Synopsis of Burnt Offerings (or How I spent My Summer). Universal City: Universal Studios, January 13, 1969. Typed synopsis in stapled sheets. Quarto. 9 pp. A synopsis by Bob Bagley of Robert Marasco's novel Burnt Offerings. Story suggestion submitted via inter-office memo, by Hesseltine, Bookman and Seff.

Listed under the category of 'Fantasy - Horror' the synopsis begins: 'A young couple and their seven-year-old son let a strange mansion for the summer, bring their elderly aunt with them, and one by one, except for the wife, die strange deaths and are transformed into exquisite small porcelain statues, the collection of an unseen, ancient woman. When the wife begs the unseen woman for an explanation of her family's deaths and her own survival, the wife is absorbed into a great light and force; and as the now seen ancient woman turns to dust the wife takes her place as the needed regeneration of the evil aura.' The movie's U.S. release date was October 18, 1976.


  • Creation: 1969-01-13



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1 item : Typescript, 9 pages.

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