GARY COOPER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/02/1945 - HFSID 218009
Sale Price $765.00
Actor Gary Cooper signed this contract in 1945 to collect money from Paramount Pictures for a contract with director Stuart Heisler, a contract in which Cooper became part owner.
Document signed: "Gary Cooper", and"Milton Watkins" and two unidentified signers, 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1945 August 2. Addressed to International Pictures, Inc., Hollywood, California. According to this document, Cooper, Watkins and one of the unidentified signers were each one-third owners of the interest formerly owned by Cinema Artists Corporation in its contract with director Stuart Heisler. This document directed their agent to collect all money owed to Heisler from a May 15, 1945 contract that he signed with Paramount Pictures and distribute it amongst them. STUART HEISLER (1894-1979) directed two Cooper films: Along Came James (1945) and Dallas (1950). GARYCOOPER (1901-1960) won two Oscars as Best Actor, in the title role in Sergeant York (1942) and as Marshal Will Kane in High Noon (1952). He was also nominated for the role of Longfellow Deeds in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) and Robert Jordan in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943). 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. Lightly toned and creased. Paper clip impression and discoloration at right edge. Light dents, two file holes and rust stains at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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