BURL IVES - RECEIPT SIGNED 08/12/1949 - HFSID 158347
Sale Price $198.00
Signer and actor Burl Ives signed this U. S. Postal Service return receipt in 1950 when he received a copy of his management contract with MCA Artists, Ltd. Accompanied by three typed letters associated with this contract.
Receipt signed "Burl Ives" and by unknown signer, both in black ink. 5x3 card. U. S. Postal Service return receipt. Jan. 21, 1950. Return address of Contract Department, MCA Artists, Ltd., New York City. Typed notations at top edge: "B. Ives tv agrmt 8-12-49". This is a reference to a contract that Ives signed on Aug. 12, 1949, hiring MCA as his agent. Lightly toned, soiled and bowed. Staple hole and staple in top left corner. Rounded corners. Normal postal stamps. Light tear in pinhole in bottom left corner. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: 1) Typed letter signed by a representative of Artists' Representatives Association, Inc. in green ink. 1 page, 8½x11, on Artists' Representatives Associationletterhead, two binder holes at top edge. Oct. 6, 1949. Addressed to MCA Artists, Ltd., New York City. This letter acknowledged receipt of Ives' Aug. 12, 1949 contract. Lightly toned and creased. Random ink marks. Pinhole in top left corner. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition. 2) Unsignedtyped letter from Mortimer Weinbach at MCA Artists. Red pencil mark in unknown hand at top edge. 1 page, 8½x11, two binder holes at top edge, thin paper. Aug. 19,1949. Addressed to Mr. Burl Ives, New York City. This letter was sent by registered mail to Ives and accompanied copies of his Screen Actors Guild, American Guild of Variety Artists and American Federation of Radio Artists exclusive management contracts with MCA. Lightly toned and creased. Missing top left corner. Otherwise in fine condition. 3) Unsignedtyped letter from Mortimer Weinbach at MCA Artists. Red pencil mark in unknown hand at top edge. 1 page, 8½x11, two binder holes at top edge, thin paper. Aug. 19,1949. Addressed to the American Federation of Radio Artists, New York City. This letter accompanied a copy of Ives' AFRA exclusive management contracts. Lightly toned and creased. Missing top left corner. Light tear at top edge. 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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