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Contract signed by actor Boris Karloff and Howard F. Todman of game show producer Goodson-Todman Productions in 1951. Karloff signed this contract to appear as a guest panelist on It's News To Me for $500.
Contract signed "Boris Karloff" in blue ink and "Howard F. Todman" as a representative of Goodman-Todman Productions in black ink. 1 page, 8¼x12¼. Dec. 7, 1951. Columbia Broadcasting System and Goodson-Todman Productions contract. Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Staple hole in top left corner. Tears at top and left edges. Folded five times and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: 3 unsigned carbon copy pages of a booking report and an Agreement for Release of Audition Print of Video Recording by MCA Artists, Karloff's agent. Lightly toned and creased. Random carbon copy marks. Staple at top edge of page 1. Missing corner at top left corner of page 1. Binder holes on left edge of pages 1 and 2. Otherwise in fine condition. Karloff signed this contract to appear as a guest panelist on It's News to Me on Dec. 17 at the Mansfield Theatre in New York City. He was to be paid $500 for this appearance, which isn't a bad paycheck for one night's work. 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. TODMAN (1920-2007, born in New York City) entered the radio industry with his brother William in 1945 after serving in the Amy Air Corps during World War II. Bill branched out into TV during the medium's infancy and co-founded Goodson Todman Productions, which developed game shows like Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth, The Price Is Right, and What's My Line?. Howard eventually rose to the position of treasurer in the company, which was renamed Mark Goodson Productions after Bill's death in 1979.

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Born: November 23, 1887 in Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 2, 1969 in Midhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

Film Credits
2012 South Today (Other), 2011 Prophets of Science Fiction (Other), 2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Other), 2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (Other), 2010 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (Other), 2009 Happy Tears (Other), 2009 American Masters (Other), 2008 One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (Other), 2008 House of Harrington (Other), 2008 He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce (Other), 2007 Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (Other), 2007 The Fallen Vampire (Other), 2007 Haunted Memories (Other), 2007 Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman (Other), 2007 Corridor Gossip (Other), 2007 Close-up (Other), 2006 Terror in the Tropics (Other), 2006 Lugosi, the Dark Prince (Other), 2006 Karloff, the Gentle Monster (Other), 2006 History's Mysteries (Other), 2004 Van Helsing: The Man and the Monsters (Other), 2004 Van Helsing: Behind the Screams (Other), 2004 Rosemary Clooney: Singing at Her Best (Sound), 2004 Rosemary Clooney: Singing at Her Best (Other), 2004 Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen (Other), 2003 Star Trek: Enterprise (Other), 2003 Extra Weird (Other), 2002 Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi (Other), 2001 Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (Other), 2001 Heroes of Horror (Other), 2000 The American Nightmare (Other), 2000 Songs in the Key of Grinch (Other), 1999 Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (Other), 1998 Universal Horror (Other), 1998 Bride of Chucky (Other), 1997 Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (Sound), 1997 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (Other), 1996 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family (Other), 1996 100 Years of Horror: Mummies (Other), 1996 100 Years of Horror: Frankenstein's Friends (Other), 1996 100 Years of Horror: Boris Karloff (Other), 1996 100 Years of Horror (Other), 1995-2003 Biography (Other), 1995 The Universal Story (Other), 1995 The Interactive History of Frankenstein (Other), 1995 Empire of the Censors (Other), 1994 Natural Born Killers (Other), 1994 It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (Other), 1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss (Other), 1994 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition (Other), 1994 Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld (Other), 1992 EBN: Commercial Entertainment Product (Other), 1991 Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook (Other), 1990 The Horror Hall of Fame (Other), 1989 Transylvania Twist (Other), 1988 Monsters & Maniacs (Other), 1986 Moonlighting (Other), 1986 Horrible Horror (Other), 1985 The Best of All Time Horror Classics (Other), 1984 Going Hollywood: The '30s (Other), 1979 The Horror Show (Other), 1979 The Bob Wilkins Super Horror Show (in person), 1975 Don Adams' Screen Test (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1974 Madhouse (Other), 1971 Isle of the Snake People (Performer), 1971 Alien Terror (Performer), 1970 Blind Man's Bluff (Performer), 1968 The Name of the Game (Performer), 1968 The Jonathan Winters Show (in person), 1968 Targets (Performer), 1968 House of Evil (Performer), 1968 Fear Chamber (Performer), 1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar (Performer), 1967 The Venetian Affair (Performer), 1967 The Sorcerers (Performer), 1967 Mad Monster Party (Performer), 1967 I Spy (Performer), 1966 Way... Way Out (Other), 1966 The Wild Wild West (Performer), 1966 The Son of Frankenstein (Other), 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (Performer), 1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (Performer), 1966 The Daydreamer (Performer), 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Performer), 1966 Doom of Dracula (Other), 1965 Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (Other), 1965 The Entertainers (in person), 1965 Shindig! (in person), 1965 Monster of Terror (Performer), 1965 Hollywood My Home Town (Other), 1964 The Garry Moore Show (in person), 1964 Hollywood and the Stars (in person), 1964 Ensign Pulver (Other), 1964 Bikini Beach (Performer), 1964 A Fool's World (in person), 1963 The Terror (Performer), 1963 The Raven (Performer), 1963 The Comedy of Terrors (Performer), 1963 Black Sabbath (in person), 1962 Theatre '62 (Performer), 1962 The Paradine Case (Performer), 1962 The Dickie Henderson Show (Performer), 1962 Route 66 (Performer), 1962 Out of This World (in person), 1962 Exploring (Other), 1962 Arsenic & Old Lace (Performer), 1961 Days of Thrills and Laughter (Other), 1960-1962 Thriller (in person), 1960 Thriller (Performer), 1960 The Secret World of Eddie Hodges (Performer), 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (Performer), 1960 Sunday Showcase (in person), 1960 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (Performer), 1958 The Veil (in person), 1958 The Veil (Performer), 1958 The Juggler of Our Lady (Performer), 1958 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1958 The Haunted Strangler (Performer), 1958 The Betty White Show (in person), 1958 Telephone Time (Performer), 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (Performer), 1958 Jack the Ripper (Other), 1958 Frankenstein - 1970 (Performer), 1958 Destination Nightmare (Other), 1958 Corridors of Blood (Performer), 1957-1958 The Lux Show (in person), 1957 Voodoo Island (Performer), 1957 This Is Your Life (in person), 1957 The Rosemary Clooney Show (in person), 1957 The Lux Show (Sound), 1957 The Lark (Performer), 1957 The Kate Smith Show (in person), 1957 The Gisele MacKenzie Show (in person), 1957 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (in person), 1957 Suspicion (Performer), 1956-1968 The Red Skelton Hour (Performer), 1956-1960 Playhouse 90 (Performer), 1956 The Ernie Kovacs Show (in person), 1956 The Alcoa Hour (Performer), 1956 Frankie Laine Time (in person), 1955-1959 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1955 When the Talkies Were Young (Other), 1955 The United States Steel Hour (Performer), 1955 The Elgin Hour (Performer), 1955 The Donald O'Connor Show (in person), 1955 The Best of Broadway (Performer), 1955 Colonel March Investigates (Other), 1955 A Connecticut Yankee (Performer), 1954-1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (Performer), 1954-1956 Climax! (Performer), 1954 The New Truth and Consequences (in person), 1954 The Island Monster (Performer), 1954 The George Gobel Show (in person), 1954 Sabaka (Performer), 1953 Who Said That (in person), 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (Performer), 1953 Screen Snapshots: Spike Jones in Hollywood (Other), 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (Performer), 1953 All Star Revue (Performer), 1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Performer), 1952-1963 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1952-1953 Tales of Tomorrow (Performer), 1952 The Black Castle (Performer), 1952 That Reminds Me (in person), 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (Performer), 1952 Curtain Call (Performer), 1952 CBS Television Workshop (Performer), 1951-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (Performer), 1951-1957 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1951-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (Performer), 1951 What's My Line (in person), 1951 TV Club (in person), 1951 The Strange Door (Performer), 1951 The Fred Waring Show (in person), 1950 The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter (Performer), 1950 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (in person), 1950 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (Performer), 1950 Lights Out (Performer), 1950 Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (in person), 1949-1953 Suspense (Performer), 1949-1952 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1949-1952 Celebrity Time (in person), 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (Performer), 1949 The Emperor's Nightingale (Performer), 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (Performer), 1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (Performer), 1948 We, the People (in person), 1948 Tap Roots (Performer), 1947 Unconquered (Performer), 1947 The Secret Life of Wa_lter Mitty (Performer), 1947 Lured (Performer), 1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Performer), 1946 Bedlam (Performer), 1945 The Body Snatcher (Performer), 1945 Isle of the Dead (Performer), 1945 House of Dracula (Other), 1944 The Mummy's Curse (Other), 1944 The Climax (Performer), 1944 House of Frankenstein (Performer), 1942 The Boogie Man Will Get You (Performer), 1942 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 6 (in person), 1941 The Devil Commands (Performer), 1941 Information Please: Series 2, No. 12 (in person), 1940 You'll Find Out (Performer), 1940 The Mummy's Hand (Other), 1940 The Man with Nine Lives (Performer), 1940 The Fatal Hour (Performer), 1940 The Ape (Performer), 1940 Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 9: Sports in Hollywood (in person), 1940 Doomed to Die (Performer), 1940 British Intelligence (Performer), 1940 Black Friday (Performer), 1940 Before I Hang (Performer), 1939 Tower of London (Performer), 1939 The Mystery of Mr. Wong (Performer), 1939 The Man They Could Not Hang (Performer), 1939 Son of Frankenstein (Performer), 1939 Mr. Wong in Chinatown (Performer), 1939 Devil's Island (Performer), 1938 The Invisible Menace (Performer), 1938 Mr. Wong, Detective (Performer), 1937 West of Shanghai (Performer), 1937 Night Key (Performer), 1937 Cinema Circus (in person), 1937 Breakdowns of 1937 (in person), 1936 The Walking Dead (Performer), 1936 The Man Who Lived Again (Performer), 1936 The Invisible Ray (Performer), 1936 One in a Million (Sound), 1936 Juggernaut (Performer), 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera (Performer), 1935 The Raven (Performer), 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein (Performer), 1935 The Black Room (Performer), 1935 Hollywood Hobbies (in person), 1934 The Lost Patrol (Performer), 1934 The House of Rothschild (Performer), 1934 The Black Cat (Performer), 1934 Gift of Gab (Performer), 1933 The Ghoul (Performer), 1932 The Old Dark House (Performer), 1932 The Mummy (Performer), 1932 The Miracle Man (Performer), 1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu (Performer), 1932 The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (in person), 1932 Scarface (Performer), 1932 Night World (Performer), 1932 Business and Pleasure (Performer), 1932 Boo (Other), 1932 Behind the Mask (Performer), 1931 Young Donovan's Kid (Performer), 1931 Tonight or Never (Performer), 1931 The Yellow Ticket (Performer), 1931 The Vanishing Legion (Performer), 1931 The Public Defender (Performer), 1931 The Mad Genius (Performer), 1931 The Guilty Generation (Performer), 1931 The Criminal Code (Performer), 1931 Sous les verrous (Performer), 1931 Smart Money (Performer), 1931 King of the Wild (Performer), 1931 I Like Your Nerve (Performer), 1931 Graft (Performer), 1931 Frankenstein (Performer), 1931 Five Star Final (Performer), 1931 Cracked Nuts (Performer), 1930 The Utah Kid (Performer), 1930 The Sea Bat (Performer), 1930 The Bad One (Performer), 1929 Two Sisters (Performer), 1929 The Unholy Night (Performer), 1929 The Phantom of the North (Performer), 1929 The King of the Kongo (Performer), 1929 The Fatal Warning (Performer), 1929 The Devil's Chaplain (Performer), 1929 Burning the Wind (Performer), 1929 Behind That Curtain (Performer), 1929 Anne Against the World (Performer), 1928 Vultures of the Sea (Performer), 1928 The Vanishing Rider (Performer), 1928 The Little Wild Girl (Performer), 1928 Sharp Shooters (Performer), 1927 Two Arabian Knights (Performer), 1927 The Princess from Hoboken (Performer), 1927 The Phantom Buster (Performer), 1927 The Meddlin' Stranger (Performer), 1927 The Love Mart (Performer), 1927 Tarzan and the Golden Lion (Performer), 1927 Soft Cushions (Performer), 1927 Let It Rain (Performer), 1926 The Nickel-Hopper (Performer), 1926 The Man in the Saddle (Performer), 1926 The Greater Glory (Performer), 1926 The Golden Web (Performer), 1926 The General (Performer), 1926 The Eagle of the Sea (Performer), 1926 The Bells (Performer), 1926 Old Ironsides (Performer), 1926 Her Honor, the Governor (Performer), 1926 Flaming Fury (Performer), 1926 Flames (Performer), 1925 Without Mercy (Performer), 1925 The Prairie Wife (Performer), 1925 Perils of the Wild (Performer), 1925 Parisian Nights (Performer), 1925 Lady Robinhood (Performer), 1925 Forbidden Cargo (Performer), 1924 The Hellion (Performer), 1924 Riders of the Plains (Performer), 1924 Dynamite Dan (Performer), 1923 The Prisoner (Performer), 1922 The Woman Conquers (Performer), 1922 The Man from Downing Street (Performer), 1922 The Infidel (Performer), 1922 The Altar Stairs (Performer), 1922 Omar the Tentmaker (Performer), 1922 Nan of the North (Performer), 1921 Without Benefit of Clergy (Performer), 1921 The Hope Diamond Mystery (Performer), 1921 The Cave Girl (Performer), 1921 Cheated Hearts (Performer), 1920 The Last of the Mohicans (Performer), 1920 The Deadlier Sex (Performer), 1920 The Courage of Marge O'Doone (Performer), 1919 The Prince and Betty (Performer), 1919 The Masked Rider (Performer), 1919 The Lightning Raider (Performer), 1919 The Lightning Raider (in person), 1919 His Majesty, the American (Performer)

Theatre Credits
The Lark - Performer (November 17, 1955 - June 2, 1956), Peter Pan - Performer (April 24, 1950 - January 27, 1951), The Shop at Sly Corner - Performer (January 18, 1949 - January 22, 1949), The Linden Tree - Performer (March 2, 1948 - March 6, 1948), Arsenic and Old Lace - Performer (January 10, 1941 - June 17, 1944)

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