BORIS KARLOFF - CONTRACT SIGNED 08/23/1951 - HFSID 158315
Sale Price $935.00
Actor Boris Karloff signed this contract to appear in a 1951 episode of the TV show The Texaco Star Theatre. He was to receive $1,500 for this performance.
Contract signed "Boris Karloff" in blue ink and by a representative of Stellar Enterprises, Inc. in black ink. Pencil notations at top edge of page 1 in unknown hand. 3 pages, 8½x14, single-sided, photocopy. Aug. 23, 1951. Karloff signed this agreement to appear on an Oct. 9, 1951 episode of the TV show The Texaco Star Theatre. He was to receive $1,500 for this performance. Karloff (1887-1969, born William Henry Pratt in Camberwell, London, England) was an English actor. Karloff had originally wanted a career in the diplomatic service, but he instead became one of Hollywood's most frightening actors. In 1931, he starred as the monster in the original Frankenstein, a role that had been turned down by Bela Lugosi. Karloff, who also scared the daylights out of movie-goers in the films The Mummy (1932) and The Ghoul (1933), also hosted and occasionally starred in the TV series Thriller. He gave one of the best of his many film performances in the 1968 Peter Bogdanovich film Targets, in which he virtually played himself: an aging star of horror movies. Dr. Seuss fans may know him in a very different role: as the narrator and the voice of the Grinch in the 1966 TV show How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, now a holiday classic. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Staple holes in top left corner. Photocopy marks. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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