BEN TURPIN - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/26/1927 - HFSID 29724
Sale Price $765.00
Turpin signed this contract with Marion Mack Productions in 1927 to work for them at a rate of $500.00 per day
Contract signed: "Ben Turpin", 1 page, 7½x10.Hollywood, California, 1927 April 26. Turpin signed this contract to appear in a movie for Marion Mack Productions. Turpin would receive $500 per day for his time. Ben Turpin joined Essanay shortly after the company began operating in 1907, but it wasn't until 1917, when he joined Mack Sennett, that he became a leading comedy star. He enjoyed his greatest success in a series of parodies of hit movies of the period, lampooning famous screen personalities. His films included Uncle Tom Without the Cabin (1919), The Shriek of Araby (1923), The Reel Virginian (1924) and A Harem Knight (1926). He derived much laughter from the contrast between his small size and ludicrous face and the dashing, sophisticated characters he portrayed. Turpin had insured his eyes with Lloyds of London against uncrossing. Fold creases not near signature. Otherwise in fine condition.
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