CLARK GABLE - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/29/1954 - HFSID 68326
CLARK GABLE. Carbon Partly Printed Contract signed: "Clark Gable" in ink as Actor on page 6, 6p, 8½x11, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1954 October 29. Headed: "Theatrical Motion Picture/Agency Contract/(Artists' Manager Contract)".
Sale Price $1,870.00
CLARK GABLE. Carbon Partly Printed Contract signed: "Clark Gable" in ink as Actor on page 6, 6p, 8½x11, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1954 October 29. Headed: "Theatrical Motion Picture/Agency Contract/(Artists' Manager Contract)". Gable employs M C A Artists, Ltd. "as his agent in theatrical motion pictures" for a term of two yars, commencing on October 29, 1954. He also agrees to pay the agency a commission of ten percent of "all moneys or other consideration received by the Actor)". Also initialed: "C.G." at right margin of first page and initialed and signed by an Agent for M C A Artists, Ltd. In 1954, Gable appeared in one feature film, Betrayed. Over the term of this contract, he was seen on the big screen in Soldier of Fortune and The Tall Men (both 1955) and The King and Four Queens (1956). In 1957, Gable starred in Band of Angels. Clark Gable (1901-1960), born William Clark Gable, won his only Academy Award for Best Actor in 1934 for his role as newspaper reporter Peter Warne in It Happened One Night. His other memorable roles included his Oscar-nominated performances as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939), which resulted in Gable being named "The King of Hollywood". In the 1940s, Gable appeared in 15 films, including documentaries he made during his service in WWII (he joined Army Air Corps, where he served as a tail gunner, after his third wife, Carole Lombard, was killed in a plane crash in 1942). Gable was said to be the favorite actor of Adolf Hitler, who offered a reward for his capture - alive. Gable died on November 16, 1960 at age 59 just two days after the completion of his final film, The Misfits (released in 1961), in which he gave what critics consider one of his best performances. Slightly creased. Two file holes at upper blank margins, staple holes at blank left corners. Slightly soiled at blank areas. Fine condition.
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