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Snake in the Gingerbread House, 1970-06-04

Identifier: 1500.030.2

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Memo regarding Snake in the Gingerbread House. Universal City: Universal City Studios, June 4, 1970. A memo from Cole Trapnell to Sid Sheinberg on the subject of Snake In The Gingerbread House by Laird Koenig.

The memo states: 'A diabolically clever exercise in sensationalism and suspense poses some formidable problems. I Plot is ridiculous but completely absorbing: I Hollywood record tycoon is murdered by wife and her lover. The slain magnate, a devout believer in Hindu reincarnation, comes back to earth as a cobra and for twenty-four horror-filled hours stalks the guilty couple through grounds and rooms of the widow's lush hill home. The lover dies first, backed against a garden wall. The woman flees, gets to her small yacht and heads out to sea. Home free? Guess again. The top of the wicker basket she has just brought aboard is shoved aside off from the inside just before we fade out.'

Story suggestion submitted via inter-office memo from Coles Trapnell to Sid Sheinberg.


  • Creation: 1970-06-04



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1 page : Typed inter-office memo.

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