DALE EVANS - CONTRACT SIGNED 06/02/1967 - HFSID 255727
DALE EVANS Dale Evans signs a contract to hire the William Morris Agency. Contract signed: "Dale Evans" on verso, 2p, 8½x14, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1967 June 2. The actress/singer hires the William Morris Agency, Inc.
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Dale Evans signs a contract to hire the William Morris Agency.
Contract signed: "Dale Evans" on verso, 2p, 8½x14, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1967 June 2. The actress/singer hires the William Morris Agency, Inc. to be her "sole and exclusive agent and representative" for a period of two years, beginning on the date of the contract. In the contract, which is in letter form from Evans to the Agency, she agrees to pay "10% of the 'gross compensation' paid and/or payable to me or any person, firm or corporation on my behalf...." Also signed by a representative of William Morris Agency, Inc. In the year she signed this document, Evans received one of the honors for which she was most proud: California Mother of the Year. During the term of this contract, Evans appeared on The Dean Martin Show (September 1967) and she and her husband, Roy Rogers, hosted the CMA Awards in 1968. Dale Evans (1912-2001), born Frances Octavia Smith, who would become known as the "Queen of the West", started her career as a singer on radio and in nightclubs. After moving to Hollywood, she found few roles at the major studios, but became a Western star with Republic Studios, often cast with singing cowboy Roy Rogers (1911-1998), born Leonard Slye. Rogers and Evans, who co-starred in such films as The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944), The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944), Don't Fence Me In (1945), My Pal Trigger (1946) and Apache Rose (1947) were married in 1947, the year after the death of Rogers' first wife and the end of Evans' marriage. The couple starred on television on The Roy Rogers Show (1951-1957) and The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show (1962-1963), which closed with their theme song, "Happy Trails to You", written by Evans. They were a devoted couple with many children (many of whom they adopted) and grandchildren. Evans, who also authored several inspirational books, later hosted a religious program. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left corner, 2 file holes at upper margin. Fine condition.
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