BUSBY BERKELEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/31/1968 - HFSID 176500
Sale Price $360.00
He fills out and signs a Directors Guild earnings statement for 1968
Document signed: "Busby Berkeley", 1 page, 8½x11. Palm Desert, California, 1968 January 31. Directors Guild of America Estimate of Earnings (used to assess dues). Busby, who had also hand printed his name and address, checks that he is retired and expects to have no income from directing in 1968. Director and choreographer Busby Berkeley (1895-1976) 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 in 1971 to direct a Broadway revival of No No Nanette. Fold creases, not near signature. Fine condition.
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