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AL CAPP - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/14/1961 - HFSID 263087

AL CAPP Capp signed this document in 1961 to confirm a one-year contract between him and the William Morris Agency. Document signed "Al Capp" on page 2 in blue ink. Also signed by a representative of the William Morris Agency in blue ink. Pencil notations in upper right corner of page 1 in unknown hand. 2 pages, 8½x11. Oct. 14, 1961.

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AL CAPP
Capp signed this document in 1961 to confirm a one-year contract between him and the William Morris Agency.
Document signed "Al Capp" on page 2 in blue ink. Also signed by a representative of the William Morris Agency in blue ink. Pencil notations in upper right corner of page 1 in unknown hand. 2 pages, 8½x11. Oct. 14, 1961. Addressed to William Morris Agency, Inc., New York City. Typed letter confirming Capp's engagement of the William Morris Agency as his exclusive agent, with three specified exceptions governed by pre-existing contracts, for a period of one year. Signed acceptance by a representative of the Morris Agency. 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 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. Staple and binder holes at top, with some fraying of upper edge. Lightly torn dented at top edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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