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BURL IVES - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 08/12/1949 - HFSID 158350

Oscar-winning actor Burl Ives signed this 12-month contract in 1949 to hire MCA Artists, Ltd. as his agent in the motion picture industry for a 10 percent commission. Accompanied by 8 pages of miscellaneous related documents.

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BURL IVES
Oscar-winning actor Burl Ives signed this 12-month contract in 1949 to hire MCA Artists, Ltd. as his agent in the motion picture industry for a 10 percent commission. Accompanied by 8 pages of miscellaneous related documents.
Contract signed "Burl Ives" as Actor and initialed "BI" twice. Also signed by a representative of MCA Artists, Ltd. in blue ink and initialed in black ink. Carbon copy notations in unknown hand. 9 pages, 8½x11, single-sided, partial carbon copy, two binder holes at top edge. New York City, Aug. 12, 1949. Ives signed this 12-month contract in order to hire MCA as his agent in the motion picture industry for a 10 percent commission. Lightly toned and creased. Initials on page 1 touch. Light tears on right side of pages 1 and 9. Staple holes in top left corner, with missing corner on page 9. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: 8 pages of correspondence, most unsigned, in regards to this contract. Most 8½x11, two binder holes at top, bound with 1 staple. Dated between April 4, 1949 and Aug. 29, 1949. Correspondence between MCA, Ives, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Guild of Variety Artists, most of them cover letters, acknowledgements of receipt or interoffice memos at MCA. Lightly toned and creased. Lead and red pencil marks in unknown hand. Staple holes at top edge. Light tears at top edge and bottom right corner. Carbon copy marks. Otherwise in fine condition. Ives (1909-1995, born Burle Icle Ivanhoe in Hunt, Illinois) was both an Academy and Golden Globe winner for Best Actor (The Big Country, 1958) and a popular balladeer (Itty Bitty Tear, My Funny Way of Laughing, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas). His feature film credits include Smoky (1946, his debut), East of Eden (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958, as Big Daddy), Desire Under the Elms (1959, as Ephraim Cabot), Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960), Summer Magic (1963), The Brass Bottle and Ensign Pulver (both 1964), and Ives also starred in two popular television miniseries, Captains and the Kings (1976) and Roots (1977), as well as a number of made-for-television movies, including the animated holiday favorite, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). Early in his career, Ives was also heard on the radio series The Wayfaring Stranger, and he later appeared in the TV series OK Crackerby (1965) and The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969).

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