DORIS DAY - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 12/04/1961 CO-SIGNED BY: MARTIN MELCHER - HFSID 271431
DORIS DAY She co-signs a 90-day note with the husband who ruined her financially, the arrangements handled by the lawyer and manager she later sued successfully for malpractice Promissory Note signed: "Doris Day Melcher", 1p, 8½x4. Also signed by "Martin Melcher"
Sale Price $342.00
She co-signs a 90-day note with the husband who ruined her financially, the arrangements handled by the lawyer and manager she later sued successfully for malpractice
Promissory Note signed: "Doris Day Melcher", 1p, 8½x4. Also signed by "Martin Melcher". Beverly Hills, California, care of Rosenthal, Cook & Green, Beverly Hills, California 1961 December 6 (typed date of Dec. 4 with a penciled correction, unknown hand). The couple borrows $70,000 at 6% interest, promising jointly to repay the debt at Citizens & Southern National Bank, Atlanta, Georgia, 90 days hence, on March 5, 1962. Touching the signatures is a bank stamp, dated March 7, 1962, attesting "Paid by Renewal." Accompanied by a typed letter from E Irene Brock, Executive Secretary of Citizens and Southern to Rosenthal, Cook & Green of Beverly Hills, California, financial agents for the Melchers, returning the note stamped "paid by renewal." Also accompanied by two stubs from Rosenthal, Cook and Green checks payable to Doris Day for sums of $20,000 (dated 1963 September 4) and $27,000 (on September 23). In 1951, Doris Day married Martin Melcher, her third husband. As Day's career took off, making her one of America's most beloved singer/actresses, her finances were faring very badly under Melcher's stewardship. 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 [the late Martin Melcher] trusted Rosenthal and I trusted my husband," she said. Day letter settled for $6 million. Normal bank stamps and ink notations. Stapled at left edge to cover letter, which is lightly soiled, with binder and staple holes at top and its own ink notations and stamps. Otherwise, fine condition.
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