DEAN MARTIN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/16/1961 - HFSID 255603
Sale Price $510.00
By penning his signature on this document, the actor and singer agreed to keep paying commissions owed to MCA Artists
Document signed: "Dean Martin". One Page. 8½x13. Co-signed: "Edward Traubner" as Secretary of Jade Productions, Inc. Beverly Hills, California, Dated November 16, 1961. Carbon copy of a Letter of Agreement among Dean Martin, his company, Jade Productions, and MCA Artists, Ltd. As part of the process of dissolving Jade Productions, of which Martin was the sole shareholder, he commits to continue payment to MCA Artists of commissions owed in connection with the 1961 film Ada Dallas. Martin starred alongside Susan Hayward in the film. Accompanied by a notarized letter of transmittal from attorneys representing MCA Artists. In 1946, Dean Martin (1917-1995) and Jerry Lewis (b. 1926) formed a comedy duo that will not soon be forgotten. Martin and Lewis got their start in nightclubs at first, but within a few years the two were starring in movies together. Both men made their film debuts in My Friend Irma (1949) and proceeded to star in a total of 17 movies together. Notable films of this time period include At War with the Army (1950) and Scared Stiff (1953). A rift between the two men developed and could not be reconciled, leading to the decision to break off the partnership in 1956, ten years to the day that the comedy act was formed. They eventually reconciled, but it was many years before they spoke with each again. Martin transformed himself into a serious actor beginning with the film The Young Lions (1958), where he appeared alongside Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. Other notable films include Bells are Ringing (1960), Ocean's 11 (1960), and Who Was That Lady (1960). He was nominated for five Golden Globes during his career, four of them for The Dean Martin Show, which aired from 1965 to 1974. He followed up that hosting job with another on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, which ran for eleven years until 1985. His screen career continued to flourish well past Lewis's heyday on the screen, but he became even more famous as a singer. His popular singles include “That's Amore”, “Memories Are Made of This”, and “Everybody Loves Somebody”. He was often linked in films and Las Vegas nightclubs with the rest of the “Rat Pack”, which included Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. File holes at top. Bold vertical fold across document, above but not touching Martin's signature. Otherwise, fine condition. Two Items.
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