DONALD O'CONNOR - CONTRACT SIGNED 08/03/1952 - HFSID 281401
DONALD O'CONNOR He signs a 1952 agreement with Columbia Records to record two duets with Doris Day, the only occasion on which the two sang together! Document signed: "Donald O'Connor", 2 pages, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1952 August 3.
Sale Price $552.50
DONALD O'CONNOR He signs a 1952 agreement with Columbia Records to record two duets with Doris Day, the only occasion on which the two sang together! Document signed: "Donald O'Connor", 2 pages, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1952 August 3. O'Connor agrees to a session on August 4 at Columbia's studios, to record two duets with Doris Day: "No Two People" and "You Can't Lose Me." He also agrees that the recordings shall be the exclusive property of Columbia Records and that he will not record the songs for any other company. O'Connor (1925-2003) was dancing away as a child in his family's vaudeville act. Remembered as the army private who can't convince anyone that a mule can talk in a series of six Francis the Talking Mule films (1949-1955), he also kept dancing in, among others, Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) and, with Bing Crosby, in Anything Goes (1956). For portraying Cosmo Brown in Singin' in the Rain (1952), O'Connor won the 1953 Golden Globe for Best Actor-Musical or Comedy. He won the 1954 Emmy Award for Best Male Star of a Regular Series for his appearances on The Colgate Comedy Hour. This was the only occasion on which Donald O'Connor and Doris Day were recorded together. Their recording of "No Two People," from the musical Hans Christian Anderson, can be heard on the Smithsonian's American Songbook Series CD (the Frank Loesser collection). Staple in place at upper left corner. Two filing holes at upper center margin. Stray ink mark below signature. Lightly creased at corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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