JAMES "JIMMY" STEWART - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/01/1955 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM GOETZ - HFSID 177922
Sale Price $467.50
JAMES STEWART and WILLIAM GOETZ
James Stewart and producer William Goetz signed this document in 1955 confirming changes to a rider on a contract that Stewart signed in 1954.
Document signed "James Stewart" and"Wm. Goetz" as a representative of William Goetz, Inc., 1 page, 8½x11, thin paper, 1955 March 1. Addressed to Mr. James Stewart, c/o MCA Artists, Ltd., Beverly Hills, California. Stewart and Goetz signed this document to confirm an amendment to an employment contract that Stewart signed in June 7, 1954. The amendments are to a rider defining gross and net proceeds. STEWART (1908-1997) starred in more recognized masterpieces of the American cinema than any other actor. In 1940, he won the Best Actor Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story, and he was nominated for Oscars in the same category for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), It's A Wonderful Life (1946), Harvey (1950) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959). Stewart, who was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1984, also appeared in You Can't Take It With You (1938), Destry Rides Again (1939), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Rear Window (1954), The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), Vertigo (1958) and a long list of other features. GOETZ (1903-1969) was a producer and studio boss who was one of the first producers to offer actors a percentage of their films' profits instead of a salary. Goetz started out as a crew hand at 21 and was made an associate producer at Fox Films in 1930. He joined Joseph Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck as a minor partner to create Twentieth Century Pictures in 1932, which bought out Goetz's old employer Fox Films to create Twentieth Century-Fox. Goetz produced almost 50 movies between 1930 and 1966, forming his own independent production company in 1954. Goetz's film Sayonara (1957) was nominated for Best Picture. Lightly toned, soiled, creased and rippled. Two file holes and staple holes near top edge. File holes are torn and have reinforcers. Lightly torn at right and top edge and at top right corner. Folded twice and unfolded. Lightly torn along folds at left and right edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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