DAN DAILEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/19/1954 CO-SIGNED BY: LEW SCHREIBER - HFSID 274113
Sale Price $414.00
He signs a 1-year contract with 20th-Century Fox (1954).
Document signed: "Dan Dailey Jr", 28 pages, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1954 July 1. Pages attached with copper brads at left edge.Dailey signs an agreement with Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation to render his exclusive services as an artist to that company for a period of 1 year, commencing 1954 September 14, at a salary of $4,000 per week. 20th Century-Fox also receives the option to extend Dailey's services for up to 6 additional years, at incrementally higher salaries peaking at $5,000 per week. Dailey also grants 20th Century-Fox the right to lend his services to other film companies during the term of his contract. Among the privileges accorded 20th Century-Fox is that right to publicize Dailey's name without the "Jr" attached. Signed on page 27. Notarized on page 28. Actor and dancer Dan Dailey (1917-1978) moved from vaudeville to Broadway (Babes in Arms, 1937) to Hollywood. Recipient of a Best Actor Oscar nomination for When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948), he also appeared in such films as Meet Me at the Fair (1952), The Pride of St. Louis (as pitcher Dizzy Dean, 1952) and It's Always Fair Weather (1955). Dailey was seen on television in such series as The Governor and J.J. (1969). Originally a casting director on films like Les Miserables (1935) and One in a Million (1936), LEW SCHREIBER (1900-1961) eventually worked his way up to studio manager of the Los Angeles Twentieth Century Fox, becoming the second hand man of the motion picture company. He was often in charge of contacting the superstars of the company to inform them of production details or company standards. His death in 1961 was one in a long line of hardships Twentieth Century Fox followed between 1961 and 1962; Another was the death of producer Jerry Wald and the stroke of producer Darryl Zanuck. Page 1 has worked loose from the upper binding brad. Otherwise, fine condition.
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