BURL IVES - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/01/1948 - HFSID 158353
Sale Price $324.00
Oscar-winning actor Burl Ives signed this document from MCA Artists, Ltd in 1948 about his management contracts with them and to break his contract with his previous agent, Century Artists, Ltd.
Document signed "Burl Ives" in black ink and by a representative of MCA Artists, Ltd. in blue ink. Blue and black ink marks and lead pencil marks in unknown hands. 2 pages, 8½x11, single-sided, two binder holes at top edge, on MCA Artists, Ltd. letterhead. Feb. 1, 1948. Addressed to Mr. Burl Ives, Van Nuys, California. Ives had four separate management contracts with MCA dated Feb. 1, 1948 - one each for television and for the American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA), the American Guild of Variety Artists and the Screen Actors Guild. According to this letter, if the AFRA contract ended before the end of its term, then all of his other contracts with MCA would also terminate. MCA also gave him $5,000. Ives was to use this money to break his contract with his other management agency. That agency, not mentioned here, was Century Artists, Ltd. 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). Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Staple holes at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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