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AL CAPP - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 12/15/1964 - HFSID 255443

AL CAPP Cartoonist Al Capp signed this contract in 1964 to hire the William Morris Agency as his manager for three years in return for a 10 percent commission. Contract signed "Al Capp" in blue ink and initials "AC" on rider, both in blue ink. Also signed and initialed by an agent with the William Morris Agency.

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AL CAPP
Cartoonist Al Capp signed this contract in 1964 to hire the William Morris Agency as his manager for three years in return for a 10 percent commission.
Contract signed "Al Capp" in blue ink and initials "AC" on rider, both in blue ink. Also signed and initialed by an agent with the William Morris Agency. 7 pages, 8½x11, double-sided pages, with 1-page 8½x2¾ rider stapled to page 1. Dec. 15, 1964.Titled: "Theatrical Motion Picture/Artists' Manager Contract/(Agency Contract)". Capp signed this contract to hire the William Morris Agency as his manager for three years in return for a 10 percent commission. According to the rider, "This agreement shall not be applicable to services performed by Actor [Capp] on behalf of Associated Rediffusion, Ltd." Capp (1909-1979, born Alfred Gerald Capin in New Haven, Connecticut) lost his right leg in a trolley accident at the age of nine and spent five years in high school without receiving a diploma, yet went on to create one of America's most-loved, and certainly longest-running, comic strip, Li'l Abner. He started out drawing Mister Gilfeather, a one-panel cartoon in New York City, a cartoon that he reportedly hated. He met Ham Fisher in 1933 and worked with him on Joe Palooka before beginning the cartoon that he'd become known for: Li'l Abner, which first appeared in The New York Mirror in 1934. Li'l Abner, which ran until Al Capp's retirement in 1977, detailed the exploits of the rustic inhabitants of Dogpatch, USA and spawned, among other things, a Broadway musical that ran 693 performances from 1956 to 1958, a 1959 film with an Oscar-nominated score, a theme park in Marble Falls, Arkansas called Dogpatch USA (now closed) and the Sadie Hawkins dance, after a fictional Dogpatch holiday called Sadie Hawkins Day. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Signatures touch. Staple holes on left edge of first and second sheets. Otherwise in fine condition.

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