CECIL B. DEMILLE - MENU SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: KASEY (LAURA ELLIOT) ROGERS, JOSE FERRER, DEAN JAGGER, J. CARROL NAISH - HFSID 278340
Sale Price $450.00
CECIL B. DE MILLE, JOSÉ FERRER, DEAN JAGGER, J. CARROL NAISH, KASEY ROGERS and LAURA ELLIOTTParamount Continental Cafe menu signed by DeMille, Ferrer, Jagger, Naish, Elliott and four other signers on back cover Menu Signed: "José Ferrer", "Laura Elliott", "Kasey Rogers", "J Carrol Naish", "Dean Jagger" and "C B DeMille", with four other unidentified signatures. With notations in blue ink in unknown hand, none of which touch signatures. Two-tone printing (green on front cover, blue inside), 4 pages including covers, 8½x12¼, 1 sheet folded, front and verso, printed on cardstock. Menu from the Paramount Continental Cafe at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California. CECIL De MILLE (1881-1959) won an Academy Award for Best Picture for The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), for which he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar, and he was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture for The Ten Commandments (1956). DeMille, who produced his first film (The Squaw Man) in 1914 and his last (The Buccaneer) in 1958, crafted several Westerns, such as The Plainsman (1937) and other films, including The Greatest Show on Earth, but he is best known for producing and directing epic films (both silents and "talkies") inspired by the Bible and other themes of antiquity. These include The Ten Commandments (both the 1923 and 1956 versions), The King of Kings (1927), Sign of the Cross (1932), Cleopatra (1934) and Samson and Delilah (1949). He also produced such films as Adam's Rib (1923), The Volga Boatman (1926), The Buccaneer (1938), Union Pacific (1939), Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and The War of the Worlds (1953). DeMille, who appeared in several of his films, also wrote the stories and plays upon which several films were based. He also hosted and directed Lux Radio Theatre from 1936 to 1945, and DeMille was one of the 36 co-founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. JOSÉ ERRER (1912-1992) won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Actor for reprising his 1947 Tony Award winning title role in Cyrano de Bergerac. He had previously been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar as the Dauphin in Joan of Arc (1948) and would be nominated again for Best Actor in 1952 for his portrayal of painter Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge. DEAN JAGGER (1903-1991) had some early starring roles, including the title role in Brigham Young, Frontiersman (1940), but found his true calling as a character actor. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for Twelve O'Clock High (1949). A schoolteacher before he became an actor, Jagger played a school principal on the TV series Mr. Novak (1963-1964). The ultimate character actor, with expertise in a limitless variety of foreign dialects,J. CARROLNAISH (1897-1973) was seen in over 175 films as a Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, South Seas islander, Portuguese, Italian, German and Native American (title role in Sitting Bull). Ironically, Naish, who was descended from a highly respected family of Irish politicians and civil servants, never portrayed an Irishman during his long career. On television, he played the title role in 39 episodes of The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957). He was nominated for twoBest Supporting Actor Academy Awards: Sahara (Italian POW) and A Medal for Benny (Mexican father of a deceased war hero). KASEY ROGERS (1925-2006) is perhaps best remembered as Louise Tate, the wife of Darren's ad agency boss on the sitcom Bewitched (1966-1972). In all, she appeared in over 500 TV episodes, including a 2-year stint on Peyton Place. Before her TV years, however, Rogers had a feature film career, during which she went by the name ofLAURA ELLIOTT. Her prominent big screen roles included Special Agent (1949) and Strangers on a Train (1951). Lightly toned, soiled, stained and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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