FRED ASTAIRE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/15/1943 - HFSID 226555
Sale Price $680.00
A document with the artist giving consent to use his name in the lyrics for the song "Thank You Columbus"
Document signed: "Fred Astaire". 2p, 8½x11. Culver City, California, 1943 June 15. Agreement between Loew's Inc. and Astaire, in part: "I hereby consent to the use of my name in the lyrics of a song entitled 'Thank You Columbus'...which song I understand is to be used in connection with your photoplay tentatively entitled 'Meet the People'...." Fred Astaire(1899-1987) began his career touring in the vaudeville circuit with his sister Adele as a dancing partner. After many stage hits, he was given a screen test resulting in the famous verdict: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." In the 1930s, he was paired with Ginger Rogers in ten films and continued to dominate musical films in the 1940s. Astaire was a recipient of a special Academy Awardin 1949 for his contribution to films and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Towering Inferno in 1974. He died at 88 in 1987. Staple holes and file holes at upper blank margin. Creased, not at signature. Fine condition.
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