BRUCE DAVISON - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/03/1977 CO-SIGNED BY: PAT ROONEY - HFSID 275040
Sale Price $324.00
BRUCE DAVISON and PAT ROONEYDavison agrees to star as Dean Torrence in a film that would score high ratings and lead to a resurgence in the popularity of the singing duo, Jan and Dean Contract signed: "Pat Rooney" as Producer and "Bruce Davison" as Player, 1p, 8½x13½. No place, 1977 October 3. Headed: "Actor's Television Motion Picture Minimum Free-Lance Weekly Contract". Davison contracts with E.M.I. Television Programs, Inc. to star as "Dean Torrence" in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, Deadman's Curve, a biopic about the rock 'n' roll singing duo, Jan and Dean (Jan Berry would appear in the film in an uncredited cameo role). He is to be paid $3,977.34 weekly, for a total compensation of $17,500 for 22 days. Also initialed "BD" by Davison. Lightly creased with folds, lower horizontal fold underlines initials. Staple holes at upper left corner, two file holes at upper margin. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by Typed DS: "Bruce Davison" as Player, 1p, 8½x14. No place, 1977 October 3. Headed: "Rider Attached to and Hereby Made/A Part of the Agreement Between/E.M.I. Television Programs, Inc./And: Bruce Davison/Dated: October 3, 1977". Refers to provisions if the film for which Davison has signed is released theatrically. Davison is to be paid $8,750 if the film is released in the U.S. or Canada and the same amount if the film is released outside of the U.S. and Canada. Payment is to be made within 120 days of the initial showing. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Staple holes at upper left corner, two file holes at upper blank margin. Light black mark at upper left edge. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by Carbon Typed DS: "Bruce Davison" in ink as Player, 1p, 8½x14. No place, no date. Headed: "Credit Rider". Rider to the above agreement, stating that Davison is to "receive second star billing, separate card, main titles." Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Staple holes at upper left corner, two file holes at upper blank margin. Usual black marks from carbon. Otherwise, fine condition. With Typed Document, unsigned, 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1977 October 3. Headed: "Deal Memo". A summary of Davison's agreement for the film from Ramsay King to a number of other parties, including Rooney and E.M.I.'s auditor. "Second star" is circled in pencil. Slightly creased. Three file holes at blank left margin, two file holes at upper blank margin, staple holes at upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition. The made-for-TV movie, Deadman's Curve, was first aired on February 3, 1978. Richard Hatch co-starred as Jan Berry and Wolfman Jack was The Jackal in the film, which was directed by Richard Compton.PAT ROONEY was the Producer. She had previously produced Black Eye (1974), and Rooney was the executive producer of Fools (1970). In 1978, Davison also appeared in one feature film, Brass Target, and another made-for-TV movie, Summer of My German Soldier, as well as the miniseries, Mourning Becomes Electra. He also guest starred on an episode of Police Story.BRUCE DAVISON (born in 1946) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won the Golden Globe in that category for Longtime Companion (1990). After making his film debut in 1969 in Last Summer, Davison would go on to appear in such films as Willard (1971), Mame (1974), Spies Like Us (1985), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), Paulie (1998), X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), Runaway Jury (2003) and Breach (2007). Known to TV audiences for his role as Doug Hellman on Close to Home (2005-2007), Davison has guest starred on a number of TV series, and he has appeared in a long list of made-for-TV movies. Three full signatures of the actor. Four items.
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