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EDDIE CANTOR - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/21/1941 CO-SIGNED BY: DINAH SHORE - HFSID 262552

DINAH SHORE and EDDIE CANTOR Dinah Shore and Eddie Cantor sign a contract with Eddie Cantor agreeing to let 25-year-old Shore appear on another radio program if she agrees to extend her contract to appear on his radio program! Letter Contract signed: "Dinah Shore" and "Eddie Cantor", 2p, 8½x11.

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DINAH SHORE and EDDIE CANTOR
Dinah Shore and Eddie Cantor sign a contract with Eddie Cantor agreeing to let 25-year-old Shore appear on another radio program if she agrees to extend her contract to appear on his radio program!
Letter Contract signed: "Dinah Shore" and "Eddie Cantor", 2p, 8½x11. No place, 1941 October 21. Cantor agrees to let 25-year-old Shore appear on another radio program if she agrees to extend her contract to appear on his radio program! In part: "You have requested me to grant you permission to render your services for Bristol and Myers on a weekly radio program to be sponsored by them commencing November 2nd, 1941, which will be for a fifteen minute period. In consideration for my granting you this privilege you are willing to extend the term of your engagement with me and to modify the original contract made between ourselves which is dated August 23rd, 1940, in the following respect...." DINAH Shore (1916-1994), a popular solo songstress, produced such 1940s hits as "Buttons and Bows", "Blues in the Night", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "I'll Walk Alone". She moved on to a successful TV career with a musical show, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956-1962), and a series of talk shows (1970-1980). It has been said that her opening and closing lyrics of the Chevy Show, "See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet...America's the greatest land of all", practically defined the 1950s. A rolling-eyed actor with a high-pitched singing voice, EDDIE Cantor (1892-1964) didn't truly hit the big time until he was hired for Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolics in 1916. He stayed with the Ziegfeld Follies throughout the 1920s. In addition to his expertly timed comic patter, often appearing in black-face, Cantor achieved fame by introducing such songs as "If You Knew Susie," "Dinah," "Makin' Whoopee" and of course, "Ida," a paean to his wife of 49 years, Ida Tobias. He performed inexhaustible work on behalf of dozens of charities, most prominently the March of Dimes, and regularly put his career on the line on behalf of various actors unions' activities. Slightly creased. Staple holes and paper clip impression at upper left. Fine condition.

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