CAB CALLOWAY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/09/1965 - HFSID 276607
Sale Price $510.00
The Cotton Club jazz leader signs a contract to appear in The Cincinnati Kid.
Document signed: "Cab Calloway Pres.", 2p, 8½x11. New York, 1965 February 5. Agreement between Cab Calloway Inc. and Filmways -Solar Productions for Calloway's appearance in the role of "Yeller" in the film The Cincinnati Kid. Signed on p2. Calloway has handwritten his company's location, "New York". Calloway is to be paid $2,500 per week for a period of three weeks, commencing on or about 1965 February 10. Calloway is to be identified as a co-star in all official publicity. Famed Cotton Club orchestra leader Cab Calloway (1907-1994), one of the premier entertainers in jazz, is best known for his renditions of "Minnie the Moocher" and "St. James Infirmary Blues" and for his "Hi di Ho" delivery. Calloway also displayed his talents in several films, including The Big Broadcast (1932), The Singing Kid (1936), Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) and 1943's Stormy Weather, which also starred Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Lena Horne and Dooley Wilson. Binder and staple holes at top. Pinhole in right margin of p2. Fine condition.
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