DANNY THOMAS - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/09/1951 - HFSID 281403
DANNY THOMASHe signs an agreement with Columbia Records to record two numbers in a duet with Doris Day (1951), songs from their hit film musical I'll See You in My Dreams. Document signed: "Danny Thomas", 3 pages, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1951 November 9.
Sale Price $324.00
DANNY THOMASHe signs an agreement with Columbia Records to record two numbers in a duet with Doris Day (1951), songs from their hit film musical I'll See You in My Dreams. Document signed: "Danny Thomas", 3 pages, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1951 November 9. Thomas agrees to perform as a vocalist at Columbia's recording studios on November 9 and 13 to sing two duets with Doris Day: ""Ain't We Got Fun" and "Makin' Whoopee." He agrees that the recordings shall be the property of Columbia Records, and that he will not perform these numbers for any other company for five years. A detailed royalties formula is included. Thomas (1912-1991), born Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yaqoob in Deerfield, Michigan, debuted onscreen in 1947, going on to a brief film career in corny lead roles or comic supporting parts. He was much more successful on TV, starring in the long-running sitcom Make Room for Daddy (later re-named The Danny Thomas Show); he also starred in a number of specials and made guest appearances on variety shows. In the late '50s Thomas began producing for TV; he produced such series as The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle and The Mod Squad. We seldom think of Danny Thomas as a singer, but he co-starred with Doris Day in I'll See You in My Dreams, a film biography of songwriter Gus Kahn. The songs recorded here were among those sung by Thomas and Day in the film, and they obviously pleased audiences enough to elicit a contract from Columbia Records. Two filing holes at top center margin - they are torn through to edge. Staple holes at upper left corner. Horizontal fold creases. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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