BETTE DAVIS - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/21/1981 - HFSID 275038
THE SCREEN LEGEND SIGNS TO STAR IN THE EMMY AWARD-NOMINATED 1982 MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE, A PIANO FOR MRS. CIMINO BETTE DAVIS. Photocopied Partly Printed Contract signed: "Bette Davis" in ink as Player on last page, 4p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Los Angeles, California, 1981 August 6.
Sale Price $1,020.00
THE SCREEN LEGEND SIGNS TO STAR IN THE EMMY AWARD-NOMINATED 1982 MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE, A PIANO FOR MRS. CIMINO
BETTE DAVIS. Photocopied Partly Printed Contract signed: "Bette Davis" in ink as Player on last page, 4p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Los Angeles, California, 1981 August 6. Headed: "Actors Television Motion Picture Contracy for Daily, Three-Day or Weekly Employment". The Academy Award-winning actress contracts with EMI Television Programs, Inc. to star in A Piano for Mrs. Cimino. Davis, who was to be employed for not less than five weeks, was to be paid a weekly salary of $39,540 plus a $460 weekly advance for television reruns. The total compensation was $197,700 plus $2,300 advanced for a second run. Also signed by a representative for EMI Television Programs, Inc. Slightly blurred from photocopying (all pertinent information is completely legible). Slightly creased. Staple holes at upper left corners. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by Photocopied Typed DS: "Bette Davis" in ink as Player, 3p, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, no date, but likely signed at the same time as above contract. Headed: "Actors Television Motion Picture Contract Additional Provisions". Includes ten additional provisions to Paragraph 41 of Davis' contract. Items covered include compensation, the 1980 SAG Agreement, the theatrical use of the film, the use of Davis' name and likeness, the ownership of the film, other services, credit, travel and expenses and miscellaneous items. Also signed by a representative of EMI Television Programs, Inc. and initialed by the representative on pages 1 and 2. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left corners. Fine condition. Accompanied by Photocopied Typed DS: "Bette Davis" on page 2, 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, no date. Headed: "Acknowledgement". Inducement for E.M.I. Television Programs, Inc. to enter into an agreement with B.D. Productions, Inc. regarding the loan of Davis' services. Begins: "As an inducement to EMI Television Programs, Inc....to enter into the agreement dated August 6, 1981...and in consideration for the benefits I shall derive therefrom...I am familiar with each and all of the terms, covenants and conditions of the Agreement, and consent and agree to the execution and delivery thereof by Employer...I shall comply with all of the terms, covenants and conditions of the Agreement...I shall look solely to Employer (B.D. Productions, Inc.) for all compensation to be paid to me for all services and obligations to be performed by me...." Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left corner and upper margin. Usual black marks from photocopying. Fine condition. With two additional photocopied typed documents relating to Davis' contract. The first is a two-page letter from B.D. Productions, Inc. to EMI Television Programs, Inc., dated August 6, 1981, in which the firm discusses the loan of Bette Davis to EMI for this film. The second is a one-page letter from Kathy Tannen of EMI to Mrs. Marion Rosenberg of The Lantz Office, Inc. relating to the fully-executed copies of Davis' agreement. "Executed" was written (unknown hand) at upper right margin. Davis starred as Esther McDonald Cimino in A Piano for Mrs. Cimino, a made-for-TV movie that first aired on February 3, 1982. The film was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or Special. In 1982, Davis was also seen as Alice Gynne Vanderbilt in another made-for-TV film, Little Gloria...Happy at Last. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards for Best Actress, screen legend Bette Davis (1908-1989) won in 1936 for her role as Joyce Heath in Dangerous and in 1939 for portraying Julie Marsden in Jezebel. She was also nominated for her roles as Mildred Rogers in Of Human Bondage, Judy Traherne in Dark Victory, Leslie Crosbie in The Letter, Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes, Charlotte Vale in Now, Voyager, Fanny Trellis Skeffington in Mr. Skeffington, Margo Channing in All About Eve, Margaret Elliot in The Star and Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Three signatures of Davis. Five items.
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