JOAN BLONDELL - CONTRACT SIGNED 06/13/1950 CO-SIGNED BY: LEW SCHREIBER - HFSID 299297
JOAN BLONDELL The actress agrees with the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation to play the role of Daphne in the 1950 film For Heaven's Sake. Contract signed: "Joan Blondell", 1 page (front and verso), 17½x8½. No place, 1950 June 13.
Sale Price $450.00
The actress agrees with the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation to play the role of Daphne in the 1950 film For Heaven's Sake.
Contract signed: "Joan Blondell", 1 page (front and verso), 17½x8½. No place, 1950 June 13. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation Screen Actors Guild Minimum Contract for Free Lance Players. Blondell agrees to render her services in the role of "Daphne" for the upcoming film "For Heaven's Sake". She will receive a salary of $2500.00 per week, beginning on June 30, 1950. Nominated for the 1951 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (The Blue Veil), Joan Blondell (1906-1979) starred in films and on Broadway. She was starring on Broadway with James Cagney in 1929's Penny Arcade, and reprised her role in the 1930 film version, the first of six films (including Public Enemy, 1931) that she would make with Cagney. Her memorable films include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) and The Cincinnati Kid (1965), and Blondell also appeared in several made-for-TV movies, was a featured performer on two series (Here Come the Brides, as Lottie, 1968-1970; Banyon, as Peggy Revere, 1972-1973) and made a number of TV guest appearances from 1951 through May 1979, just six months before her death on Christmas Day. Blondell's three husbands include George Barnes (1932-1936), Dick Powell, with whom she made ten musicals (September 19, 1936-July 14, 1944) and producer Michael Todd (1947-1950). Originally a casting director on films like Les Miserables (1935) and One in a Million (1936), LEW SCHREIBER (1900-1961) eventually worked his way up to studio manager of the Los Angeles Twentieth Century Fox, becoming the second hand man of the motion picture company. He was often in charge of contacting the superstars of the company to inform them of production details or company standards. His death in 1961 was one in a long line of hardships Twentieth Century Fox followed between 1961 and 1962; Another was the death of producer Jerry Wald and the stroke of producer Darryl Zanuck. Normal mailing folds. Lightly worn. Lightly creased. Light nicks and tears at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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