BORIS KARLOFF - CONTRACT SIGNED 12/12/1951 - HFSID 158319
Sale Price $935.00
Karloff signed this contract in 1951 to appear on an episode of Suspense on Dec. 25, 1951. He received $1,000 for this appearance.
Carbon copy contract signed "Boris Karloff" as Artist and by a representative of CBS Television, both in blue ink. 2 pages, 8¼x10¾, 1 sheet front and verso. Dec. 12, 1951. Addressed to Mr. Boris Karloff c/o MCA Artists, New York City. Single Program Employment Agreement for CBS Television. Karloff signed this contract to appear on Suspense on Dec. 25, 1951, with five rehearsals totaling 12½ hours. Karloff was to be paid $1,000 for his services. The episode was titled The Lonely Place. December 1951, was a busy month for the star of Frankenstein (1931) as he also appeared on television in episodes of Studio One and on the Lux Video Theatre. 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. Lightly toned and creased. Light show-through from verso, which touches signature. Light dents on left and right edges. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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