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Kubrick's long-lost 'Burning Secret' screenplay up for auction in New York02:41

Kubrick's long-lost 'Burning Secret' screenplay up for auction in New York

United States, New York City
November 20, 2018 at 20:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

A long-lost screenplay penned by legendary director Stanley Kubrick is being auctioned at the Bonhams auction house in New York City, footage from Tuesday revealed.

Burning Secret, a screenplay co-written by Kubrick and Calder Willingham in 1956 tells a story of a man striking a controversial friendship with a ten-year-old boy as a way to seduce his mother.

Regarded by film scholars as 'the inverse of Lolita', the film subject matter proved so much of an edgy theme to be produced by MGM at the time of its penmanship.

"It went into the archives and it was probably purged at some time," said Katherine Barnes, a member of Bonhams auction house.

The original manuscript is speculated to be auctioned off for $20,000 (€17,600) and it remains whether the movie industry will jump at the producing a movie adaptation.

Kubrick's long-lost 'Burning Secret' screenplay up for auction in New York02:41
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A long-lost screenplay penned by legendary director Stanley Kubrick is being auctioned at the Bonhams auction house in New York City, footage from Tuesday revealed.

Burning Secret, a screenplay co-written by Kubrick and Calder Willingham in 1956 tells a story of a man striking a controversial friendship with a ten-year-old boy as a way to seduce his mother.

Regarded by film scholars as 'the inverse of Lolita', the film subject matter proved so much of an edgy theme to be produced by MGM at the time of its penmanship.

"It went into the archives and it was probably purged at some time," said Katherine Barnes, a member of Bonhams auction house.

The original manuscript is speculated to be auctioned off for $20,000 (€17,600) and it remains whether the movie industry will jump at the producing a movie adaptation.

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