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JOAN BENNETT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/15/1963 CO-SIGNED BY: FRED CLARK, BERNARD DELFONT, FREDERICK GRANVILLE - HFSID 272261

JOAN BENNETT, FRED CLARK, BERNARD DELFONT and FREDERICK GRANVILLE Joan Bennett, Fred Clark, Bernard Delfont, and Frederick Granville sign a document. Typed Document Signed: "Joan Bennett"

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JOAN BENNETT, FRED CLARK, BERNARD DELFONT and FREDERICK GRANVILLE
Joan Bennett, Fred Clark, Bernard Delfont, and Frederick Granville sign a document.
Typed Document Signed: "Joan Bennett" and "Fred Clark" in ink and "Frederick Granville" and "Bernard Delfont" in ink under "Agreed and Accepted", 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. New York, New York, 1963 November 15. On letterhead of Korman Associates, Inc. to Mr. Frederick Granville, London, England. Contract for Bennett and Clark to appear in a London production of the Broadway play, Never Too Late. Begins: "Dear Fred". In part: "It was a pleasure speaking with you today...The following, I believe, are the terms agreed upon...For an eight performance week, if the gross box office receipts are 4000 pounds or more, Miss Bennett and Mr. Clark will receive their regular contractual salary of $1000 (one thousand dollars) per week...." The letter goes on to list five other scenarios regarding box office receipts and adjusted compensation and continues, in part: "It is agreed that the above mentioned decreases in salary will take effect beginning with the week of November 18, 1963...It is agreed that this production of 'Never Too Late' will be guaranteed a run of not less than three months beginning with the week of October 28, 1963...." This contract is for the London production for the Broadway play, Never Too Late, which ran on the Great White Way from 1962-1965. Bennett had previously appeared on the Broadway in 1928-1929 (Jarnegan) and 1958 (Love Me Little). JOAN BENNETT (1910-1990), the daughter of stage actor Richard Bennett and sister of screen actresses Constance and Barbara Bennett, starred in over 40 films, including Bulldog Drummond (1929), Little Women (1933), Father of the Bride (1950) and We're No Angels (1955). Active on the stage in the 1960s, she also starred in the TV series, Dark Shadows (1966-1971), and appeared in a number of made-for-television movies. Stage, screen and television actor FRED CLARK (1914-1968), born Frederick Leonard Clark, who had appeared in five Broadway plays, made two feature films, Young Girls of Good Families and Move Over, Darling, in 1963, and he also appeared in the made-for-TV movie, Rockabye the Infantry, and guest starred on an episode of Burke's Law. Clark, a prolific character actor, appeared in such films as Ride the Pink Horse (1949), Flamingo Road (1949), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Treasure Island (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Dreamboat (1952), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Cops (1955), Auntie Mame (1958), Bells Are Ringing (1960), Sergeant Deadhead (1965) and I Sailed to Tahiti With an All Girl Crew (1969, his last film). Clark's best known television role was as Harry Morton (1951-1953), George Burns' neighbor on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - until he was famously replaced on the air for insisting on a larger salary. Clark, who went on to guest star on a long list of TV shows, was once married to musical actress Benay Venuta. In the year he signed this document, British impresario BERNARD DELFONT (1909-1994), born Bernard Winogradsky, was the executive producer of the TV series, Hancock, and the producer of his first Broadway play, Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, which was nominated for the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. Delfont would be nominated for three additional Tony Awards for Best Play for Ulysses in Nighttown (1974) and The Island and Sizwe Banzi is Dead (both 1975). Delfont had previously executive produced the popular British series, The Benny Hill Show (1957-1960). On thin paper, "COPY" stamped across both sheets in red. Lightly creased with folds, not at signatures. Staple holes at upper left corners, light black marks usual for carbons at right margins. Fine condition.

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