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BUSBY BERKELEY - ANNOTATED DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/02/1963 - HFSID 217839

 

BUSBY BERKELEY
Director Busby Berkeley filled out this form in 1963 to retain his membership in the Directors Guild of America. Matted to 18¾x14¾ in a black-and-white matte with a 4½x6½ b/w photo of Berkeley.
Annotated document signed "Busby Berkeley". Blue ink date stamp in bottom left corner and red and blue ink notations in unknown hand. 1 page, 8¼x10¾ (visible), matted to 18¾x14¾ in a black-and-white matte with a 4½x6½ b/w photo of Berkeley. Jan. 2, 1963. Berkeley had to fill in this form to maintain his membership with the Directors Guild of America, Inc. He reported his 1962 earnings as a member of the Guild to be $16,000 - 1 percent of which, or $160, had to go to the Guild for membership dues. Berkeley's income, at least as a director, appeared to be growing. He reported his dues from the previous year as $100, meaning he earned $10,000 or so as a director in 1961. This document also has Berkeley's Palm Desert, California address. Director and choreographer Busby Berkeley (1895-1976, born William Berkeley Enos in Los Angeles, California) is famed for his spectacular musical production numbers, featuring scores of chorus girls. Beginning with hit Broadway musicals in the 1920s, Berkeley moved to films with the advent of sound, producing hit musical films like 42nd Street (1933). When not choreographing and directing musical extravaganzas, he proved a skilled director of serious dramas like They Made Me a Criminal (1939). At age 75, he came out of retirement to direct a Broadway revival of No No Nanette. Not matted in Gallery of History style. Items were not evaluated outside matte. "As is" matting purchase. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.


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BUSBY BERKELEY
Born: November 29, 1895 in Los Angeles, California
Died: March 14, 1976 in Palm Springs, California


Film Credits
2008 American Masters (Other), 2004 Ziegfeld Girl Intro (Other), 1998 The Canadians (Other), 1998 Busby Berkeley: Going Through the Roof (Other), 1996 Great Performances (Other), 1985 That's Dancing! (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1971 The Movie Crazy Years (in person), 1971 New York, New York (in person), 1971 Cinéastes de notre temps (in person), 1970 The Phynx (in person), 1970 The David Frost Show (in person), 1969 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1963 Hollywood and the Stars (Other), 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo (Other), 1956 MGM Parade (Director), 1954-1955 Big Town (Director), 1954 Rose Marie (Music Department), 1953 Small Town Girl (Other), 1953 Easy to Love (Other), 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid (Other), 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway (Other), 1951 The Blue Veil (Director), 1951 Call Me Mister (Other), 1950 Two Weeks with Love (Other), 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (Other), 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (Director), 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Director), 1948 Romance on the High Seas (Director), 1948 Romance on the High Seas (Other), 1946 Cinderella Jones (Director), 1945 All Star Musical Revue (Music Department), 1943 Three Cheers for the Girls (Other), 1943 The Gang's All Here (Other), 1943 The Gang's All Here (Director), 1943 Girl Crazy (Director), 1943 Cabin in the Sky (Director), 1942 We Must Have Music (in person), 1942 For Me and My Gal (Director), 1942 Calling All Girls (Music Department), 1942 Born to Sing (Music Department), 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (Director), 1941 Lady Be Good (Director), 1941 Blonde Inspiration (Director), 1941 Babes on Broadway (Director), 1940 Strike Up the Band (Director), 1940 Forty Little Mothers (Director), 1939 They Made Me a Criminal (Director), 1939 The Wizard of Oz (Other), 1939 Fast and Furious (Director), 1939 Broadway Serenade (Other), 1939 Babes in Arms (Director), 1938 Men Are Such Fools (Director), 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris (Other), 1938 Garden of the Moon (Director), 1938 Comet Over Broadway (Director), 1937 Varsity Show (Other), 1937 The Singing Marine (Other), 1937 The Go Getter (Director), 1937 Hollywood Hotel (Director), 1937 Hollywood Hotel (Other), 1936 The Singing Kid (Director), 1936 Stage Struck (Director), 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937 (Music Department), 1935 Things You Never See on the Screen (in person), 1935 Stars Over Broadway (Other), 1935 In Caliente (Other), 1935 I Live for Love (Other), 1935 I Live for Love (Director), 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935 (Director), 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935 (Other), 1935 Bright Lights (Director), 1935 A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (in person), 1934 Wonder Bar (Other), 1934 Hollywood Newsreel (in person), 1934 Fashions of 1934 (Music Department), 1934 Dames (Other), 1934 Dames (Director), 1934 And She Learned About Dames (in person), 1933 She Had to Say Yes (Director), 1933 She Had to Say Yes (Performer), 1933 Roman Scandals (Other), 1933 Plane Nuts (Other), 1933 Plane Nuts (Sound), 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 (Other), 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 (Performer), 1933 Footlight Parade (Performer), 1933 Footlight Parade (Other), 1933 42nd Street (Other), 1932 The Kid from Spain (Other), 1932 Sky Devils (Other), 1932 Night World (Other), 1932 Girl Crazy (Other), 1932 Bird of Paradise (Other), 1931 Palmy Days (Other), 1931 Palmy Days (Performer), 1931 Kiki (Other), 1931 Flying High (Other), 1930 Whoopee! (Other), 1930 Whoopee! (Director)

Theatre Credits
No, No, Nanette - Production (January 19, 1971 - March 3, 1973), Sweet and Low - Choreography (November 17, 1930 - April 1931), The International Review - Choreography (March 25, 1930 - May 17, 1930), Nine-Fifteen Revue - Choreography (March 11, 1930 - March 15, 1930), #tcbgn#The Street Singer - Production#tidbgn#7705#tidend##tcend# - Director (September 17, 1929 - March 7, 1930), Broadway Nights - Choreography (July 15, 1929 - August 17, 1929), A Night in Venice - Choreography (May 21, 1929 - October 19, 1929), Pleasure Bound - Choreography (March 18, 1929 - June 15, 1929), #tcbgn#Hello, Daddy - Music#tidbgn#2426#tidend##tcend# - Staging (December 26, 1928 - June 15, 1929), Rainbow - Choreography (November 21, 1928 - December 15, 1928), Good Boy - Choreography (September 5, 1928 - April 13, 1929), Earl Carroll's Vanities [1928] - Choreography (August 6, 1928 - March 2, 1929), #tcbgn#Present Arms - Performer#tidbgn#4633#tidend##tcend# - Choreography (April 26, 1928 - September 1, 1928), White Eagle - Choreography (December 26, 1927 - March 4, 1928), A Connecticut Yankee - Choreography (November 3, 1927 - October 27, 1928), Lady Do - Staging (April 18, 1927 - June 4, 1927), The Wild Rose - Choreography (October 20, 1926 - December 11, 1926), Holka Polka - Other (October 14, 1925 - October 31, 1925)


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