LEE BOWMAN - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 11/13/1950 - HFSID 287653
LEE BOWMAN Two Bowman signatures on attached documents committing him to an acting performance on the Nash Airflyte Theatre Contract Double signed: "Lee Bowman" and "L.B.", 3 pages 8½x14. New York, N.Y., 1950 October 23.
Sale Price $467.50
Two Bowman signatures on attached documents committing him to an acting performance on the Nash Airflyte Theatre
Contract Double signed: "Lee Bowman" and "L.B.", 3 pages 8½x14. New York, N.Y., 1950 October 23. Agreement with the Management Corporation of America for Bowman's appearance in a TV play on the Nash Airflyte Theatre, November 16, 1950. Bowman is to be paid $1,500 for this live performance. Accompanied by attached documentary letter signed "Lee Bowman", dated 1950 November 13, attesting that Bowman acted as his own counsel in signing the original contract, and understood its terms, notwithstanding MCA's suggestion that he seek independent counsel. Stage and screen Lee Bowman (1914-1979) was often cast as a playboy because of his good looks and dapper style, but he could play action roles too. He usually played second leads. Among his best known films were Love Affair (1939), Bataan (1943) and Smash-Up (1947). He played the title role in the TV series The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1950-1951). In 1974, Bowman formed Kingstree Media Group to advise politicians and business leaders on facing the mass media, stressing the "conversational approach" to the camera. Clients included the Republican Congressional campaign committees and Bethlehem Steel Corp. On November 16, 1950, fulfilling the terms of this contract, Bowman co-starred with actress Meg Mundy in a half-hour play titled "Suppressed Desires." Brass clip and staples at upper left corner. Pencil notes (unknown hand) at upper margin of letter. Moisture stains below signature of letter. Horizontal fold creases. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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