GLORIA DEHAVEN - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 11/25/1952 - HFSID 178211
The actress signed this carbon copy contract for a four-week tour of Italy and other European venues with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra in 1952. She was to receive $3,000 a week for her trouble.
Sale Price $488.75
GLORIA DeHAVEN The actress signed this carbon copy contract for a four-week tour of Italy and other European venues with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra in 1952. She was to receive $3,000 a week for her trouble. Contract Double Signed: "Gloria DeHaven" in blue ink as Artist. Also signed by representative for Alex Valdez and Vitaliano Schiavoni in blue ink as Manager. With pencil notations on first page in unknown hand. 3 pages, 1-page contract at 8¼x13¾ with 2 pages of riders at 8½x11on thin paper, single-sided sheets, carbon copy. Nov. 25, 1952. DeHaven signed this contract in order to appear with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra for a 4-week tour in "theatres only" in Italy and other countries in Europe, starting on March 25, 1953. Valdez and Schiavoni agreed to pay DeHaven $3,000 per week, plus first class travel for DeHaven to and from Europe and during her tour. DeHaven signed this contract during a lull in her career. She had only one movie credit in 1952 and 1953: a starring role in the 1953 musical comedy Down Among the Sheltering Palms. Gloria DeHaven (1925-2016) made her screen debut as Paulette Goddard's little sister in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936). She was a band vocalist in film musicals such as Best Foot Forward (1943) and Summer Holiday (1948). She gradually moved into acting, emerging as a star in Summer Stock (1950) and The Doctor and the Girl (1949). These films appeared set to rocket her to stardom: she could sing and she could act, making her a great fit for any role. However, she gradually turned to television in the 1950s, making guest appearances on many different shows. When the popularity of film musicals waned, DeHaven remained active as a nightclub and summer stock performer and made television appearances for decades, most prominently in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-1977) and the short-lived Nakia (1974). She re-entered the feature film industry in Out to Sea (1997) nearly 50 years later, starring opposite Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Lightly toned, creased and rippled. Typewriting is lightly smeared in places. Staple holes in upper left corner. Binder holes in top edge. Light tear in bottom of bottom edge and light tear in top right corner of first page. Nicked and dented edges on all pages. First page folded once and unfolded. Third page folded twice and unfolded. Light tear along fold on first page.
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