FRANK SINATRA - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/02/1945 - HFSID 176289
FRANK SINATRA MGM bought out the actor's contract with RKO in this contract signed by him Partly Printed Contract signed: "Frank Sinatra" and by an Assistant Secretary of RKO Radio Pictures, 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Los Angeles, California, March 2, 1945.
Sale Price $2,080.00
FRANK SINATRA MGM bought out the actor's contract with RKO in this contract signed by him Partly Printed Contract signed: "Frank Sinatra" and by an Assistant Secretary of RKO Radio Pictures, 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. Los Angeles, California, March 2, 1945. In letter form from RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. to Sinatra, who has signed below the words "Agreed to:" In Part: "This will confirm our agreement in connection with the agreement between us dated May 28, 1943, which agreement as heretofore amended is hereinafter referred to as the 'employment agreement'. By letter dated January 10, 1945 we advised you that we would require you to report to our studio on March 5, 1945 to commence the rendition of your services in the second (2nd) of the two (2) motion pictures referred to in Subdivision (b) of Article 3 of said employment agreement. It is our mutual desire to cancel and terminate our mutual obligations in connection with said second (2nd) motion picture provided for in Subdivision (b) of Article 3 and to otherwise amend and modify the employment agreement…" Multitalented actor and singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) is one of the most famous American performers of all time. He came into the music business in the late 1930s, establishing himself as a solo performer in 1943. His 1946 debut album The Voice of Frank Sinatra made it to #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. He released a handful of albums in the late 1940s, but they failed to do as well on the charts. Sinatra began performing in Las Vegas and became a leading member of the Rat Pack, whose key members included Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Humphrey Bogart (in the early years of the group). Throughout the 1940s, he starred in a few Bobby-Soxer films. However, his first big break on screen came in 1953's From Here to Eternity; his performance earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. This resurgence in popularity led to two Gold-certified music albums, In the Wee Small Hours and Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, soon after. Over the ensuing decades, Sinatra notched several more Gold albums and a few that were certified Platinum. Meanwhile, he (along with various members of the Rat Pack) starred in several popular films, most notably Ocean's 11 (1960) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964). Ocean's 11 in particular starred Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop. His successful music and screen career earned him numerous accolades, including 13 Grammy Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards. In 1971, he was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic efforts. Lightly creased. Not at signature. Slightly soiled at upper margin of signature sheet. Staple holes and 2 file holes at upper margins of both sheets, pencil and ink notes (unknown hand, at upper and lower margins of first page, pencil note (lightly smudged at 1 letter) at lower margin of signature sheet. Otherwise, fine condition.
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