Frank Zappa – Original “Captain Beefheart vs. The Grunt People” Script

An original script for Frank Zappa’s notorious unproduced film, “Captain Beefheart vs. The Grunt People !”  Zappa originally conceived of this film in 1964; it’s title gave his longtime friend Don Vliet his pseudonym, Captain Beefheart.  In 1969 Zappa created this fully developed screenplay and attempted to get financing for the film.  It was to star Beefheart, members of his Magic Band and a few Mothers of Invention, Rod Steiger, Howlin’ Wolf and the Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick.  The script is 92 pages long, and bound in it’s original orange folder.  From the estate of Zappa’s longtime manager, Herb Cohen.  With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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