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JOAN CRAWFORD - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/03/1948 - HFSID 72846

Academy Award-winning actress Joan Crawford signed this contract with Warner Brothers regarding her appearance in 20th Century-Fox's 1947 movie Daisy Kenyon. Contract signed "Joan Crawford" in blue ink and by an assistant secretary at Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. in black ink.

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JOAN CRAWFORD
Academy Award-winning actress Joan Crawford signed this contract with Warner Brothers regarding her appearance in 20th Century-Fox's 1947 movie Daisy Kenyon.
Contract signed "Joan Crawford" in blue ink and by an assistant secretary at Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. in black ink. 3 pages, 8¼x11, single-sided sheets, on Warner Brothers letterhead. March 3, 1948. Addressed to Miss Joan Crawford, c/o MCA Artists, Ltd., Burbank, California. Lightly toned, creased and rippled. Crawford's signature is lightly haloed. Warner Brother's representative signature is lightly spotted but legible. Staple holes in upper left corner. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Unsiged2-page copy of contract. Lightly toned, creased and rippled. Light tear in upper right corner of page 1. Otherwise in fine condition. Crawford signed this contract with Warner Brothers regarding her appearance in 20th Century-Fox's Daisy Kenyon (1947). She had agreed, based on a contract that she signed with Warner Brothers on May 20, 1947, to appear in two movies in 1947. This document modified that contract; she only had to appear in one film in 1947 (Daisy Kenyon), but Warner Brothers would reduce her pay for movies that she did in 1948. Crawford had already done another Warner Brothers picture in 1947, Possessed. However, it appears that shooting on that movie wrapped up before Crawford signed her new 1947 contract. Crawford (1904-1977, born Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas) shot to stardom on the strength of 1928's Our Dancing Daughters, starring as Diana "Di" Medford, a role originally intended for Clara Bow. The film was hugely successful, and MGM soon doubled her salary and began featuring her name on marquees. Unlike so many stars of the period, Crawford successfully made the transformation from the silents to the sound era, although she preferred the silents. Crawford, originally a professional dancer, had made her film debut in 1925. She won a Best Actress Academy Award for Mildred Pierce (1945) and was nominated for Best Actress Oscars for Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952). A tell-all memoir, Mommie Dearest (1978, later made into a feature film), by her daughter Christina, portrayed Crawford as unfeeling and ruthlessly ambitious. However, Crawford was a faithful correspondent with her large fan base.

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