BORIS KARLOFF - CONTRACT SIGNED 12/26/1951 - HFSID 158316
Sale Price $935.00
Karloff signed this contract in 1951 to appear on the Dec. 31, 1951 episode of The Lux Video Theatre for $1,500.
Contract signed "Boris Karloff" in blue ink and by a representative of J. Walter Thomspon Company in black ink. 3 pages, 8¼x10¾, single-sided sheets, on letterhead from J. Walter Thompson Company. Dec. 26, 1951. Addressed to Boris Karloff c/o MCA Artists, Ltd., New York City. Karloff signed this in order to appear on a Dec. 31, 1951 episode of The Lux Video Theatre for $1,500. He was to attend a total of eight rehearsals for this episode between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31. 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, creased and rippled. Karloff's signature is lightly haloed but legible. Staple holes in upper left corner. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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