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DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES MOVIE CAST - CONTRACT SIGNED 05/16/1963 CO-SIGNED BY: JACK LEMMON, BLAKE EDWARDS, MARTIN MANULIS - HFSID 274984

DOCUMENT GRANTING A PERCENTAGE OF THE PROFITS FROM THE 1962 FILM, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, TO DIRECTOR BLAKE EDWARDS (SIGNED BY EDWARDS AS WELL AS THE FILM'S PRODUCER,

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DOCUMENT GRANTING A PERCENTAGE OF THE PROFITS FROM THE 1962 FILM, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, TO DIRECTOR BLAKE EDWARDS (SIGNED BY EDWARDS AS WELL AS THE FILM'S PRODUCER, MARTIN MANULIS, AND ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING STAR, JACK LEMMON)

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES: JACK LEMMON, BLAKE EDWARDS and MARTIN MANULIS All three of the Hollywood players sign this document in various inks Carbon Typed Document signed: "Martin Manulis" in ink as President of Martin Manulis Productions, Ltd. and "Jack Lemmon" in ink for Jalem Productions, Inc. on page 1 and "Blake Edwards" on page 2 under "Accepted and Agreed To" in various inks, 2p, 8½x13, separate sheets. No place, 1963 May 16. In letter form to Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., Burbank, California. Headed: "Re: Notice of Irrevocable Authority Re: 'Days of Wine and Roses'". Begins: "Please refer to the agreement between us dated December 20, 1961, as the same may heretofore have been modified, amended or extended, said agreement being referred to herein as the 'Production-Distribution Agreement', which agreement relates to the motion picture photoplay entitled 'Days of Wine and Roses'..." The first page of the letter states that Blake Edwards was to be paid ten percent of the net profits of the photoplay and that Edwards was to be furnished with accounting statements "with respect to the said photoplay". The end of the first page and the second page are part of a "Distributor's Acceptance" section, covering the rights of the distributor and the assignee. Also signed by an Assistant Secretary for Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Emmy Award-nominated producer MARTIN MANULIS was the Producer of Days of Wine and Roses, a joint-venture with Jalem Productions, Inc., JACK LEMMON's production company. Lemmon was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Joe Clay. BLAKE EDWARDS directed the film, which won the Academy Award for Best Music - Original Song and was also nominated for Oscars for Best Actress (Lee Remick), Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Black and White and Best Costume Design, Black and White. A private school-educated everyman who could play outrageous comedy and wrenching tragedy, JACK LEMMON (1925-2001) burst onto the movie scene as a 1950s Columbia contract player and remained a beloved star until his death. Whether through humor or pathos, he excelled at illuminating the struggles of average men against a callous world; as director Billy Wilder once noted, "There was a little bit of genius in everything he did." Lemmon won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts. He also won the 1973 Oscar for Best Actor for portraying garment manufacturer Harry Stoner in Save the Tiger, which was also made by his production company Lemmon received Best Actor Oscar nominations for Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, The China Syndrome, Tribute and Missing as well as for Days of Wine and Roses. Screenwriter and director BLAKE EDWARDS (1922-2010) is known for such successful films as Days of Wine and Roses (1962), The Pink Panther films (from 1964), 10 (1979), and Victor/Victoria (1982), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He was nominated as Best Director by the Directors Guild of America for the Academy Award-winning film, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Several of his films have starred his wife, singer and actress Julie Andrews, to whom he has been married since 1969. On February 29, 2004, Edwards received an honorary Academy Award for his life's work. MARTIN MANULIS has produced TV series, made-for-TV movies, and TV miniseries in addition to feature films. He was nominated for three Emmy Awards, one for his TV series, Climax! (1956), and two for his miniseries: Chiefs (1984) and Space (1985).  Lightly creased with folds, lower horizontal fold underlines Lemmon's signature. Nicked at upper left edge of second page. File holes at upper blank margins, staple holes at upper left corners. Otherwise, fine condition. Previously authenticated by PSA/DNA.

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