MAJOR LANNY ROSS - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 178231
LANNY ROSS A signed Assignment of License from the entertainer, voluntarily transferring and licensing his image and likeness to Snader Telescriptions Corp. Document signed: "Lanny Ross", 1p, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, California, no date but circa the 1950s. Headed: "Artists Contract/Exhibit A".
Sale Price $324.00
A signed Assignment of License from the entertainer, voluntarily transferring and licensing his image and likeness to Snader Telescriptions Corp.
Document signed: "Lanny Ross", 1p, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, California, no date but circa the 1950s. Headed: "Artists Contract/Exhibit A". Assignment of License in letter form to Snader Telescriptions Corp., Beverly Hills, California. Begins: "Gentlemen". In full: "The undersigned herewith represents that he is executing this assignment and/or license freely and voluntarily. The said undersigned agrees as follows: 1. That he does hereby set over, transfer and assign any and all right, title and interest he may have by virtue of his participation therein of the telescription productions about to be produced, including the right to you without further obligation to the undersigned, his heirs, successors and assigns, to merchandise and/or use the telescribed products in which said undersigned shall have participated either orally or photographically. 2. In your advertising incidental to the merchandising of your product you may use the undersigned's name, photographic likeness and/or a portion of any musical composition participated in by the undersigned. 3. It is understood and agreed that this assignment and license contemplates and covers world-wide distribution by you of the productions made for you and is given with the sole condition that the merchandising of the products made for you is to be confined to television media and any and all future refinements, auxiliaries and/or amplifications thereof." With 8½x1 rider, previously affixed at lower blank margin under Paragraph 1. In full: "However, nothing herein is deemed to confer the right that these TELEscriptions may be used in a manner that could be construed as a personal endorsement by the artist of any particular commercial product or products." At lower margin, a comma has been written over the period and an ink note has been added in unknown hand. In full: "or for use of the telescription in any field other than in television". Initialed in unknown hand at right margin. 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. 8x1¼-inch portion torn off at upper blank margin. Staple holes at blank left margin. Rider is lightly creased. Slightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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