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MAJOR LANNY ROSS - CONTRACT SIGNED 05/08/1946 - HFSID 178230

LANNY ROSS Signed contract for Ross' services as a singer and artist for six recording sessions for the sum of $650.00 for each recording session Contract signed: "Lanny Ross" in ink, 1½p, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, 1946 May 8. Contract in letter form to Associated Program Service, Inc.

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LANNY ROSS
Signed contract for Ross' services as a singer and artist for six recording sessions for the sum of $650.00 for each recording session
Contract signed: "Lanny Ross" in ink, 1½p, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, 1946 May 8. Contract in letter form to Associated Program Service, Inc., New York City. Ross agrees to render his services as a singer and artist for six recording sessions. In part: "I agree to render my services as a singer and artist for six (6) recording sessions to be conducted by you at the studios of Muzak Corporation, 151 West 46th Street, New York City. Ten (10) musical selections shall be recorded for electrical transcriptions at each recording session, which shall consist of three hours of rehearsal and recording...It is agreed that you shall have the right to designate the musical selections to be recorded at each session and you shall furnish, or cause to be furnished, all arrangements and adaptations to be used in recording such selections...I hereby grant to you the right to use, and to license others to use, my name and likeness in advertising and publicizing the performance of my services hereunder...In full consideration for the performance of the provisions of this agreement on my part to be performed and for the rights herein granted to you, you agree to pay me and I agree to accept the sum of Six Hundred and Fifty ($650.00) Dollars after each recording session held hereunder...." Also signed: "John R. Andrus" for Associated Program Service, Inc. Lanny Ross (1906-1988) began his career in the 1930s as a radio crooner, best known for singing "Moonlight and Roses". Over the next two decades, he would host the NBC radio show, Show Boat, appear on radio and TV versions of Your Hit Parade and host his own TV series, The Swift Show (1948). Ross also appeared in several feature films, including Yours Sincerely (1933), Melody in Spring (1934), College Rhythm (1934), The Lady Objects (1938), Gulliver's Travels (1939; animated, as the voice of Prince David), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and Banjo (1947). He later hosted an episode of The Bell Telephone Hour in 1962. Lightly creased, not at signature. Ross' name written in ink (unknown hand) at upper margin of first page, pencil note (unknown hand) and ink number at lower margin. Staple holes at upper left corners, 2 file holes at upper blank margins. Otherwise, fine condition.

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