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JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/05/1951 CO-SIGNED BY: ESPERANZA BAUR - HFSID 283634

JOHN WAYNE and ESPERANZA BAUR Oscar-nominated actor John Wayne signed this document regarding a $120,000 promissory note he gave to RKO Radio studios in 1951 with his birth name "Marion M Morrison". Also signed by then-wife Esperanza Baur.

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JOHN WAYNE and ESPERANZA BAUR
Oscar-nominated actor John Wayne signed this document regarding a $120,000 promissory note he gave to RKO Radio studios in 1951 with his birth name "Marion M Morrison". Also signed by then-wife Esperanza Baur. Documents signed by Wayne with his birth name are rare and highly desirable!
Document signed "Marion M Morrison" in green ink and "Esperanza Baur Morrison" in black ink. Also signed by an Assistant Secretary from RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. in blue ink. With two unknown initials in lead pencil and black ink. Black ink notations in top right corner of page 1 in unknown hand. 2 pages, 8¼x11, single-sided sheets, 2 binder holes at top edge, thin paper. Los Angeles, California, Jan. 5, 1951. Addressed to RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Los Angeles, California. Wayne signed this document to waive the interest on a $120,000 promissory note that he gave to RKO Radio on Dec. 13, 1950. He also agreed $1,500 deducted from his pay from RKO Radio every week and applied to paying the principal and interest on the note.WAYNE (1907-1979, born Marion Michael Morrison in Winterset, Iowa) appeared in more films (over 250) than any other star. Best known for his roles in Westerns and war movies, he was the embodiment of the American hero in over 200 films, fighting (on screen) for his country in many of them. Wayne's long list of Westerns includes Stagecoach (1939), which made him a star, Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), Hondo (1953), Rio Bravo (1959, which Wayne and director Howard Hawks remade as El Dorado in 1967 and Rio Lobo in 1970) and The Shootist (1976, his last film). Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1949 for The Sands of Iwo Jima, Wayne was awarded the 1969 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. Mexican-born actress BAUR (c. 1926-1961) was married to Wayne from 1946 until their divorce in 1954. He was the second of his three wives. Lightly toned, creased and rippled. Staple holes at top edge. Page 2 is lightly discolored at bottom edge. Random ink stains. Otherwise in fine condition.

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