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LENA HORNE - ANNOTATED CONTRACT SIGNED 06/20/1969 - HFSID 262374

Tony and Grammy-winning singer Lena Horne signed this AFTRA contract in 1969 to appear on an episode of Kraft Music Hall. Horne was the first black American woman to sign a long-term contract with a major movie studio.

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LENA HORNE
Tony and Grammy-winning singer Lena Horne signed this AFTRA contract in 1969 to appear on an episode of Kraft Music Hall. Horne was the first black American woman to sign a long-term contract with a major movie studio.
Annotated contract signed "Lena Horne" as Performer with her Social Security number and by a Yorkshire Productions producer. Pencil notations in unknown hand. 2 pages, 8½x11, 1 sheet, front and verso. June 20, 1969. Standard AFTRA contract between Horne and Yorkshire Productions for her appearance on the Kraft Music Hall, taping in the Greater New York City area Nov. 17, 1969, with a scheduled initial air date of Dec. 17, 1969. Horne's compensation was "$7,500.00 plus two (2) round-trip air ticket (if used) Los Angeles-New York first-class (if available) and an expense allowance of $50.00 per diem while performer actually renders services in connection with the program while in New York." According to notations on this contract, this performance was cancelled. Sultry American jazz singer and actress Horne (1917-2010) began performing at age six and left school at 16 to support her sick mother. She began singing at Harlem's Cotton Club in 1933, where Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington took her under their wings. She later performed with Noble Sissle's Orchestra and Teddy Wilson's big band. Horne won critical acclaim for her performance in Stormy Weather (1943) and for singing the movie's title song. Although she was the first black American woman to sign a long-term movie contract with a major studio (MGM), her films were shot so that her scenes could be cut out before being shown in the South. Horne placed a single, Love Me or Leave Me, in the Billboard Top 20 in 1955 and won two Grammy Awards (1981 for her album Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music and 1995 for her album An Evening with Lena Horne) and was nominated for a Tony in 1958 for her performance in Jamaica (1957-1959). Horne also won a special Tony in 1981 for her one-woman show Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. Staple holes with paper loss at upper corners. Fine condition.

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