ILKA CHASE - CONTRACT SIGNED 06/12/1946 - HFSID 178248
Sale Price $270.00
Chase signed this contract in 1946 in order to sell a manuscript for an article to Fawcett Publications' Today's Woman. She received $400 for this manuscript.
Carbon-copy typed contract signed "Ilka Chase". 1 page, 8¼x10¾. June 12, 1946. Headed: "TODAY'S WOMAN/FAWCETT PUBLICATIONS, INC./Author's Agreement". Begins: "Received from Fawcett Publications, Inc. the above mentioned sum [$400.00] as payment in full for the manuscript or work entitled Cosmetic Piece for September by Ilka Chase...." In part: "The undersigned warrants the originality, authorship and ownership of said work; and grants to Fawcett Publications, Inc. the right to publish or authorize the publication of the author's name and picture in connection with the publication of said work, or advertise same, including the right to publicize said work in such a way as Fawcett Publications may desire in connection with the Fawcett magazine in which said work is published...." In addition to her career as an actress, Chase was also a widely read newspaper columnist, essayist and novelist. In 1950, four years after she signed this agreement, Chase hosted the TV show, Glamour-Go-Round, on which she was billed as a "recognized authority on style and beauty."Stage, screen and television actress Chase (1903-1978, born in New York City), the daughter of the editor of "Vogue", made her Broadway debut in 1924 in The Red Falcon. She appeared in her first "talkie" feature film, Paris Bound, in 1929, the year she also made Why Leave Home?, The Careless Age, Red Hot Rhythm, Rich People and South Sea Rose, and would go on to appear in such features as The Florodora Girl (1930), The Animal Kingdom (1932), Now, Voyager (1942), Johnny Dark (1954), The Big Knife (1955) and Ocean's Eleven (1960). A fixture on early TV, Chase appeared as a panelist on Celebrity Time (1948), Masquerade Party (1952), It Should Happen to You (1954) and Keep Talking (1958-1959) in addition to hosting Glamour-Go-Round. Her TV guest appearances include The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1949), Kraft Television Theatre (1952, 1953, 1958), Playhouse 90 (1958), The Defenders (1961), Checkmate (1962) and The Patty Duke Show (1963). In addition to being known as an actress, Chase was also a widely read newspaper columnist, essayist and novelist. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. 4 binder holes at upper blank margin. Red pencil mark (unknown hand) at upper right margin and Chase's name circled in red. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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