JAMES DARREN - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/01/1961 - HFSID 158361
JAMES DARREN Signed contract between the actor and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Contract signed: "James Darren" as Artist, 4p, 8½x11, conjoining leaves. Beverly Hills, California, 1961 November 1.
Sale Price $510.00
Signed contract between the actor and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Contract signed: "James Darren" as Artist, 4p, 8½x11, conjoining leaves. Beverly Hills, California, 1961 November 1. Employment contract for three years between MCA Artists and "James Ercolani Jr. kpa [known professionally as] James Darren" at the rate of 10%. Also signed by an Agent for MCA. Staple holes at upper right blank margin and 2 file holes at upper center margin. Fine condition. Accompanied by rider initialed "JD" by Darren and by an MCA agent, 8½x5½. Staple holes at upper right blank margin and 2 file holes at upper margin. Fine condition. With accompanying documentation, including two copies of a typed letter, unsigned, dated November 30, 1961, from Louise Weyhrauch, of the Contract Department at MCA, to the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, forwarding a fully executed copy of Darren's contract, and a TLS: "Constance McDowell" for the Franchised Agents Division, AFTRA. New York, New York, 1961 December 13. On letterhead of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to Miss Louise Weyhrauch, MCA Artists, Ltd., Agency, New York, New York. In full: "This will acknowledge, for filing purposes, copy of your AFTRA exclusive agency contract with the above named artist(s) commencing 11/1/61 for a period of 3 year(s) with Rider(s) 'F'." Staple holes at upper right blank margin and 2 file holes at upper margin. Fine condition. In 1956, 20-year-old James Darren's movie debut was as the star of Rumble on the Docks, which also starred Robert Blake. Darren was also Moondoggie in three Gidget movies (1959, 1961, 1963). In 1961, Darren recorded "Goodbye Cruel World" which rose to #3 on the charts. As a recording star, he also reached the Top 40 in 1967 with "All" and hit the charts in 1977 with "You Take My Heart Away". Darren starred in two TV series, Time Tunnel (1966-1967) and T. J. Hooker (1982-1986) and co-starred on Star Trek Deep Space Nine as hologram crooner Vic Fontaine (1998-1999), reprising songs from the series on his 1999 album, This One's From the Heart. He also starred as Tony Marlin on Melrose Place in 1999. Seven items.
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