JOAN BLONDELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/11/1957 - HFSID 169177
JOAN BLONDELL. Typed DS: "Joan Blondell", 1p, 7¼x10¼. Beverly Hills, California, 1957 January 11. On letterhead of The Red Hershon Agency in letter form to 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Beverly Hills, Calif. Begins: "Gentlemen
Sale Price $324.00
JOAN BLONDELL. Typed DS: "Joan Blondell", 1p, 7¼x10¼. Beverly Hills, California, 1957 January 11. On letterhead of The Red Hershon Agency in letter form to 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Beverly Hills, Calif. Begins: "Gentlemen". In full: "You are hereby notified that I have authorized the Red Hershon Agency to accept delivery of any and all checks and/or sums of money which may, from time to time, be or become payable to me from you. This authorization shall remain in effect until written notice of revocation thereof, executed and acknowledged by me, shall be served upon you by registered mail. I agree to indemnify and save you free and harmless of and from any and all liability, loss, cost or expense which may be incurred or suffered by you by reason of any action taken by you in reliance upon this authorization." Also signed: "T. Schapiro/1-21-57". In the year she signed this document, Blondell co-starred in four feature films (Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, This Could Be the Night, Desk Set and Lizzie), appeared on the big screen in The Amazing Colossal Man and made a guest appearance on the TV series, Playhouse 90. 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). Lightly creased with folds, light horizontal fold underlines signature. 2 file holes at upper blank margin. Ink note (unknown hand) at lower margin. Overall, fine condition.
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