GARY COOPER - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/08/1959 - HFSID 266662
Sale Price $595.00
Gary Cooper signs a document assigning the rights of a literary work from Gary Cooper Productions, Inc. to Gary Cooper and Veronica B. Cooper.
Typed Document Signed: "Gary Cooper" as President of Gary Cooper Productions, Inc., 1p, 8½x13. No place, but Los Angeles County, California, 1959 October 8.Assignment of the rights of a literary work from Gary Cooper Productions, Inc. to Gary Cooper and Veronica B. Cooper. Headed: "ASSIGNMENT". In full: "Gary Cooper Productions, Inc. hereby transfers and assigns to Gary Cooper and Veronica B. Cooper all of its right, title and interest in and to the following: 1. The literary work entitled 'MAMA MARIA'S' by Ann Chidester published by Charles Schribner's Sons and registered for copyright in the United States on April 21, 1947, Entry No. 17179. 2. All copyrights in said literary work, and all renewals and extensions thereof. 3. The agreement dated December 11, 1947 betwenn Gary Cooper Productions, Inc. and Ann Chidester relating to said literary work. 4. The quitclaim dated December 15, 1947 from Charles Scribner's Sons to Gary Cooper Productions, Inc. relating to said literary work." Also signed: "I.H. Prinzmetal" as Secretary of Gary Cooper Productions, Inc. Lightly creased with folds, not at signatures. Staple holes and 2 file holes at upper blank margin, staple holes at lower left corner. Stamped at upper right above type. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by a notarized statement signed: "Alice M Carrington" as Notary Public. Carrington attests that Cooper and Prinzmetal appeared before her and she executed the document. Stapled to original document at upper left corner. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Staple holes and 2 file holes at upper margin. Receipt stamp at upper right, notary stamp (which is lightly soiled) at mid-left. Overall, fine condition. With Partly Printed Copyright Document, stamped signature of the Register of Copyrights, 8x5¼. The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1959 December 11.In full: "This is to certify that the attached instrument was recorded in the Copyright Office Records of Assignments and Related Documents Volume 1060, Page(s) 182-183, on December 2, 1959." Copyright seal affixed at lower left corner. Lightly creased, mid-horizontal fold. Staple holes at blank left margin. Overall, fine condition. Signed just 19 months before the actor's death.In 1959, "Coop" starred in four films: The Wreck of the Mary Deare, They Came to Cordura, The Hanging Tree and Alias Jesse James. Nominated five times, actor GARY COOPER (1901-1961) won the 1942 Academy Award for Best Actor for the title role in Sergeant York and won the Oscar in 1953 for the role of Marshal Will Kane in High Noon. He was also nominated for the role of Longfellow Deeds in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees and Robert Jordan in For Whom the Bell Tolls. Cooper was awarded a Special Academy Award in 1961 "For his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry." Cooper was too ill to accept the Oscar in person and his close friend, a tearful Jimmy Stewart, accepted it in his name. A month later, Cooper died of cancer at the age of 60. Cooper was survived by his wife, former socialite VERONICA BALFE, whom he had married in December 1933. Mrs. Cooper, who had one daughter, Maria Cooper, had enjoyed a short-lived acting career as Sandra Shaw. Three items.
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