FRED ASTAIRE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/09/1948 - HFSID 176281
Sale Price $680.00
A document stating to forward all notices addressed to him to the Music Corporation of America
Document signed: "Fred Astaire". 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1948 July 9. To RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles. In part: "Please be advised that, in accordance with the provisions of all the agreements of employment between us, all notices which you are required to give me shall be addressed to me c/o Music Corporation of America...." 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. Lightly creased. Ink and erased pencil notes at top blank area (unknown hand). File holes at top margin. Ink smudge at blank left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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