DORIS DAY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 10/03/1951 CO-SIGNED BY: JEROME BERNARD ROSENTHAL - HFSID 281392
DORIS DAY and JEROME B. ROSENTHAL The actress signs a check to herself for $50 in 1951, countersigned by the lawyer she later sued for $23 million for mishandling her affairs Check signed: "Doris Day" in blue ink and "Jerome B. Rosenthal" in black ink, 6x3¼.
Sale Price $288.00
DORIS DAY and JEROME B. ROSENTHAL The actress signs a check to herself for $50 in 1951, countersigned by the lawyer she later sued for $23 million for mishandling her affairs Check signed: "Doris Day" in blue ink and "Jerome B. Rosenthal" in black ink, 6x3¼. 1951 October 31. Check #361, drawn on her account at the Bank of America, Hollywood, California. Made payable to herself for $50. Known for her wholesome, "girl-next-door" good looks and sparkling personality, "America's Sweetheart" DORIS DAY (1922-2019) was one of the most popular and highest paid actresses by the early 1950s. After her would-be dancing career was cut short by an accident, Day turned to singing, first touring with bands and then introducing hit after hit in a string of romantic comedies. Nominated for an Academy Award for Pillow Talk (1959), she also brightened up the silver screen opposite such romantic leading men as Rock Hudson and Cary Grant. Her singing career was just as hot as her acting career, and her hit from the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), "Que Sera, Sera", won an Oscar. As Day's career took off, making her one of America's most beloved singer/actresses, her finances were in disarray. On April 3, 1951, about 6 months before she signed this check, she married Martin Melcher, unwisely entrusting him with her financial affairs. On September 18, 1974, by now a widow, she won a $22.8 million dollar lawsuit against her former lawyer and manager, JEROME B. ROSENTHAL, for malpractice in handling her affairs. "My husband trusted Rosenthal and I trusted my husband," she said. Day later settled for $6 million. Bank cancellation holes and stamps on both front and verso, not affecting signatures. Otherwise, fine condition.
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