JULIE HARRIS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/22/1958 - HFSID 276777
Sale Price $324.00
She waives her rights to a Faulkner story so that CBS may produce a TV version.
Document signed: "Julie Harris", 1p, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1958 August 22. As the sole assignee of the rights from a multi-party agreement, Harris signs over to CBS television all rights to William Faulkner's story, "The Old Man," for a sum of $1,000. (CBS intends to broadcast a TV adaptation on November 6, 1958.) Julie Harris (1925-2013) has six Tony Awards, the most ever won by a performer. She won for I Am a Camera (1952), The Lark (1956, as Joan of Arc), Forty Carats (1969), The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1973) and as Emily Dickinson in the one-character play The Belle of Amherst (1977), plus a special Tony (2002) for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. She earned five other Tony nominations, and a Grammy for the recording of The Belle of Amherst. She toured for two seasons in the acclaimed stage version of Driving Miss Daisy. She earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her youthful role in The Member of the Wedding (1952), and performed memorably as James Dean's girlfriend in East of Eden (1956). She received nine Emmy nominations, winning the awards for televised plays Little Moon of Alban (1959) and Victoria Regina (1962) and as the voice over in Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (2000). TV viewers may remember her best for Knot's Landing (1981-1987). "The Old Man," a story adapted from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author William Faulkner's novel The Wild Palms (1939), has been adapted for television at least twice, most recently in 1997. Three-fourth-inch segment missing from upper left corner. Binder holes at top have broken through to upper edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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