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DENNIS JAMES - DOCUMENT MULTI-SIGNED 07/12/1965 - HFSID 262645

Carbon DS: "Dennis James" twice and initialed: "D J", 19p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Beverly Hills, California, 1965 July 12. Carbon copy of a typed letter to James, c/o William Morris Agency, Inc., Beverly Hills from Heatter-Quigley, Inc.

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DENNIS JAMES. Carbon DS: "Dennis James" twice and initialed: "D J", 19p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Beverly Hills, California, 1965 July 12. Carbon copy of a typed letter to James, c/o William Morris Agency, Inc., Beverly Hills from Heatter-Quigley, Inc. amending and modifying a previous Agreement for the television game show P.D.Q. James has signed in ink under "Accepted and Agreed to" on the first page and again as Artist on page 14. He has initialed "DJ" on page 4. Also signed twice and initialed by a representative of Heatter-Quigley, Inc. The game show P.D.Q., which ran in syndication from 1965-1969, first starred James and then Bill Cullen as host. Dennis James (1917-1997), who was best know as a game show host, was also a television pioneer. Not only did he host TV's first game show (on the Dumont Television Network), but James also hosted the first variety show and first sports show, was the first television wrestling announcer, was the first live television newsreel commentator, was the first to do a videotaped commercial and was the first to host the Easter Parade. The many game shows hosted by James include Name's The Same (1954-1955), Chance of a Lifetime (1955), Name That Tune (1974-1975), The Price is Right (1972-1976, weekly primetime version), Stop the Music and Can You Top This? as well as P.D.Q. James appeared in the feature films Mr. Universe (1951), The One and Only (1978), Rocky III (1982) and The Method (1997), and was a guest on a number of television series, including Batman, on which he provided the commentary for a fight between Batman and the Penguin. James was also widely known for his work as a charity fund-raising telethon host. Lightly creased, slightly soiled at blank margin. First page has rust stains at upper left corner. Ink notes (unknown hand) at upper margin of first page. Staple holes at upper left corners. Overall, in fine condition.
 
 
 
 

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