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FRANK McHUGH - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/05/1954 - HFSID 275216

FRANK McHUGH The actor signs a one-year contract for television motion pictures with the William Morris Agency, Inc. Partly Printed Contract signed: "Frank McHugh." as Actor on page 6, 6p, 8½x10¾, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1954 October 5.

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FRANK McHUGH
The actor signs a one-year contract for television motion pictures with the William Morris Agency, Inc.
Partly Printed Contract signed: "Frank McHugh." as Actor on page 6, 6p, 8½x10¾, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1954 October 5. Headed: "Television Motion Picture/Agency Contract/(Artists' Manager Contract)". McHugh contracts with the William Morris Agency, Inc. for them to be "his agent for television motion pictures". The contract, which was "limited to television motion pictures and to contracts of the Actor as an actor in such pictures", was for a period of one year, beginning on October 5, 1954. McHugh agrees to pay the agency a commission of ten percent "of all money or other consideration received by the Actor...." Also signed by a representative of the William Morris Agency, Inc. In the year he signed this contract, McHugh appeared in one feature film, There's No Business Like Show Business, and he made guest appearances on several TV shows, including The Motorola Television Hour, Love Story, Center Stage, Kraft Television Theatre, Armstrong Circle Theatre and The Elgin Hour. The following year, during the term of this contract, McHugh was seen on the small screen in two TV shows, Justice and Appointment with Adventure. Francis Curray "Frank" McHugh (1898-1981) began his career in the entertainment field on vaudeville at age ten, appearing in an act with his brother, Matt, and his sister, Kitty. In 1930, five years after he debuted on Broadway in The Fall Guy (1925), McHugh signed with Warner Bros. He made over 90 films for the studio, playing second leads and important supporting roles. His film credits included The Front Page (1931), Stage Struck (1936), Dodge City (1939), Virginia City (1940), Going My Way (1944), Mighty Joe Young (1949), A Lion is in the Streets (1953), The Last Hurrah (1958) and Easy Come, Easy Go (1967). In 1951, three years before he signed this contract, McHugh made the first of a long list of television appearances. In addition to appearing on numerous early TV anthology series, McHugh made guest appearances on several series, including Route 66 and F Troop, and he appeared as Willis Walter on The Bing Crosby Show from 1964-1965. Stamped "Sign Here" and arrow at the "F" of Frank. Lightly creased with folds, lower horizontal fold underlines agent's signature. Staple holes and two file holes at upper blank margins, minor stain at lower blank margin of page 5. Fine condition.

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