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H.M. (HARRY MORRIS) WARNER - PAYCHECK DOUBLE ENDORSED 05/08/1943 - HFSID 86201

 

HARRY M. WARNER
His double endorsement of a 1943 check from the company he co-founded, Warner Bros.
Check endorsed twice: "H. M. Warner/For deposit only to the/account of/H.M.Warner/personal account", 8¼x3¼. Burbank, California, 1943 May 8. Check no. 36, drawn on the account of the Producers Settlement Corporation (disbursing agent for Warner Bros. Pictures) at the Bank of America, payable to H. M. Warner for $3,223.71. for deductions which include a war bond purchase. Harry M. Warner (1881-1958), born as Hirsch Moses Wonsal in Russian-controlled Poland, immigrated to the US with his family in 1889. After a series of not very successful business ventures, Warner and his three younger brothers began distributing films in 1903, purchased the first of several theaters in 1905, and began making films of their own in 1917. In 1918 they established a Hollywood studio. The corporate name of Warner Bros. Pictures dates from 1923, by which time the company had its first hit movie, The Gold Diggers, and its first big star, Rin Tin Tin. In 1927, Warner Bros. first talking film, The Jazz Singer. Harry Warner focused on the business end of the movie business. Harry Warner sold most of his interest in Warner Bros. in 1956, in a complicated series of maneuvers in which he felt duped by his youngest brother, Jack. Thereafter he devoted his life to his family and his racehorses. Usual bank cancellation holes not near signature. Fold crease not near signature. Fine condition.
 
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H.M. WARNER
Born: December 12, 1881 in Poland
Died: July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California


Film Credits
2008 Warner at War (Other), 2007 The Brothers Warner (Other), 2004 Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (Other), 1998 Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (Other), 1991 Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (Other), 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Other), 1982 Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (Other), 1948 The Friendship Train (in person), 1943 The Voice That Thrilled the World (Other), 1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (in person), 1939 The Movies March On (Other), 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade (Producer), 1920/II Trouble (Producer), 1920/II Ship Ahoy (Producer), 1920/I Cleaning Up (Producer), 1920 The Window Trimmer (Producer), 1920 The Lost City (Producer), 1920 The Aero Nut (Producer), 1919 Speed (Producer), 1918 My Four Years in Germany (Producer), 1918 My Four Years in Germany (in person)

Theatre Credits
Silence - Performer (November 12, 1924 - January 1925), You and I - Performer (February 19, 1923 - June 1923), Danger - Performer (December 22, 1921 - February 1922), Sleeping Partners - Performer (October 5, 1918 - February 1919), Out There - Performer (May 17, 1918 - May 1918), The Ghost Breaker - Performer (March 3, 1913 - May 1913), Blackbirds - Performer (January 6, 1913 - January 1913), Alias Jimmy Valentine - Performer (January 21, 1910 - June 1910), The Battle - Performer (December 21, 1908 - April 1909), Merely Mary Ann - Performer (February 27, 1907 - May 1, 1907), Salomy Jane - Performer (January 19, 1907 - May 4, 1907), The Girl Who Has Everything - Performer (December 4, 1906 - January 1907), Susan in Search of a Husband / A Tenement Tragedy - Performer (November 20, 1906 - December 1906), Nurse Marjorie - Performer (October 3, 1906 - November 1906), Audrey - Performer (November 24, 1902 - January 1903)


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