CATERINA VALENTE - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 1961 - HFSID 262508
CATERINA VALENTE Grammy-winning signer Caterina Valente signed this contract with Roncom Productions to appear as a guest artist on a 1961 episode of Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall for $7,500. Advertisement signed by "Caterina Valente" as Performer and initialed
Sale Price $198.00
Grammy-winning signer Caterina Valente signed this contract with Roncom Productions to appear as a guest artist on a 1961 episode of Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall for $7,500.
Advertisement signed by "Caterina Valente" as Performer and initialed "C. V" twice in blue ink and by an assistant secretary at Roncom Productions, Inc. in black ink. Blue ink notations in unknown hand and blue and red ink stamps. 2- page contract, 8½x10¾, 1 sheet, front and verso, carbon copy, with 10 single-sided pages of riders and additional 8½x6 rider stapled to page 7 with two staples. Effective as of March 7, 1961. Valente signed this contract with Roncom Productions to appear as a guest artist on the April 5, 1961 episode of Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, to be taped on March 31, 1961. She received $7,500 for this performance. German/Italian singer and dancer Valente, born in Paris, France in 1931, has sold over 18 million records worldwide, with numerous hits in Europe and a Top 10 single, The Breeze and I (Andalucia), in the U. S. in 1955; her catalog of recorded music includes more than 1,500 songs in 12 languages. She was born into a circus family and began performing in the family act in 1936. Valente professional singing career began in the circus of Swiss clown Grock in 1953, and she scored her first million-seller in Germany the next year with Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe, a German-language version of Cole Porter's I Love Paris. She has acting credits in 17 movies and TV shows since 1954 and has appeared on numerous TV shows as a singer and entertainer, including The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Danny Kaye Show, Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Valente was also nominated for a Best Female Vocalist Grammy in 1959. Lightly toned, creased and rippled. Carbon copy and photocopy marks. Staple holes in left edge. Riders have light tears in right edge. Small rider has irregular bottom edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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