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BURGESS MEREDITH - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/18/1952 CO-SIGNED BY: ARMINA MARSHALL - HFSID 167027

Oscar-nominated actor Burgess Meredith signed this contract in 1952 to appear in the radio play The Scarlet Letter for $1,000. Also signed by Broadway playwright and producer Armina Marshall as Executive Producer of The Theatre Guild on the Air.

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BURGESS MEREDITH and ARMINA MARSHALL
Oscar-nominated actor Burgess Meredith signed this contract in 1952 to appear in the radio play The Scarlet Letter for $1,000. Also signed by Broadway playwright and producer Armina Marshall as Executive Producer of The Theatre Guild on the Air.
Contract signed "Burgess Meredith" and by "Armina Marshall" as Executive Producer of The Theatre Guild on the Air. 2 pages, 8½x11, 1 sheet, front and verso. Sept. 18, 1952. Addressed to Mr. Burgess Meredith c/o MCA Artists Ltd., New York City. Meredith agrees to render his personal services to act in a radio version of the play entitled The Scarlet Letter on Dec. 7, 1952, for $1,000. MEREDITH (1907-1997, born Oliver Burgess Meredith in Cleveland, Ohio), who made his stage debut in 1929 and his film debut in 1936 (Winterset, reprising his stage role), was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for The Day of the Locust (1975) and Rocky (1976). Meredith appeared in feature films as both a character and lead actor, and his credits include Of Mice and Men (1939), Advise and Consent (1962), In Harm's Way (1965), Hurry Sundown (1967), Foul Play (1978), Grumpy Old Men (1993) and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995). He was also a frequent guest TV performer, appearing in a number of made-for-television movies and on Playhouse 90 (1957), The Twilight Zone (1959, 1961, 1963), Bonanza (1967), The Monkees (1968) and Batman, in one of his most memorable roles, "The Penguin" (series and film, 1966). MARSHALL (1894 or 1895-1991), born in the Cherokee Strip of the old Oklahoma Territory and who first appeared on the Broadway stage in 1924, became a prominent playwright and producer. She was also a co-administrator of the Theatre Guild, which has produced 228 Broadway plays as of 2002. Marshall and Langer received a Tony Award for the stage version of Sunrise at Campobello in 1958 and a special Tony (1961) for organizing the first repertory group to tour the world for the U. S. State Department (at the behest of President John F. Kennedy). Lightly toned and creased. Light tear at right edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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