JOHN BANNER - APPLICATION SIGNED 09/20/1946 - HFSID 254977
Sale Price $850.00
John Banner signs a document for Membership in the American Federation of Radio Artists.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "John Banner", 2p, 6½x8½, front and verso. Los Angeles, California, 1946 September 20. Headed: "Application for Membership/in the/American Federation of Radio Artists". Banner, who has also written his name, telephone number and social security number, sends $27 "covering the first payment of dues and initiation fees." On verso, he has checked several boxes, indicating that he is an actor, is making application as an Associate, is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild and that his radio earnings are under $25,000. In the year he signed this document, Banner appeared in three feature films: Tangier, Rendezvous 24 (as Ernst, a Nazi henchman) and Nocturne. Austrian-born actor John Banner (1910-1973) is best known for his role as Sergeant Hans Schultz on the popular television comedy series, Hogan's Heroes. Sergeant Schultz, the aide to Colonel Klink, the Commandant of Stalag 13, spent much of his time walking around the camp claiming, "I know nothing." Banner can still be seen today in reruns of the show, which ran for six seasons (1965-1971). Ironically, Banner, who was Jewish, was himself held in a concentration camp before traveling out of Nazi occupied Germany in 1938; many of his family members died in the camps. Banner, who also appeared in a number of feature films, made his TV debut in June 1950, just four years after signing this document. The first in a long list of his guest starring roles was on an episode of The Lone Ranger. Some portions blacked out on scan only. Slightly creased. Ink notes (unknown hand) at upper right and lower left margins of first page and at lower right margin of second page. Fine condition.
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