GEORGE AXELROD - CHECK SIGNED & ENDORSED 01/25/1960 CO-SIGNED BY: GLORIA AXELROD - HFSID 342457
Sale Price $288.00
GEORGE AXELROD and GLORIA AXELRODSigned check for an alimony payment from the successful screenwriter to his former wife for the amount of $2,500.00 Check signed and endorsed: "George Axelrod", endorsed: "Gloria Axelrod", in blue ink, 8½x3¼. January 25, 1960. Check no. 1800 drawn on the account of George Axelrod and Joan Axelrod at the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, New York. Payable to Gloria Axelrod for $2,500.00. ScreenwriterGeorge Axelrod (1922-2003) was successful on Broadway before turning his stage hit The Seven Year Itch (1955) into a movie. He continued to write for both stage and screen, producing the Broadway hit Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1955-1956) and earning an Oscar nominationfor his screen adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). More film successes followed, including The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and The Fourth Protocol (1987). During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Axelrod was one of the highest paid writers in Hollywood. Many years after he retired as a screenwriter, Axelrod makes his screen debut with his only acting credit: he had a small part in The Next Best Thing (2000), starring Madonna and Rupert Everett. The screenwriter was married toGloria Washburn from 1942 to 1954. This check was an alimony payment to his former wife. Crease through center. Cancellation holes. Slight surface creases. Corners slightly worn. Ink stamps, shows through to front. Otherwise, fine condition.
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