MARCEL MARCEAU - CONTRACT SIGNED 12/09/1969 - HFSID 266714
MARCEL MARCEAU The legendary French mime contracts to appear on NBC's First Tuesday series in a program that featured Marceau's famous mime school. Partly Printed Contract signed: "Marcel Marceau" on last page under "Accepted and Agreed" and initialed "M.
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The legendary French mime contracts to appear on NBC's First Tuesday series in a program that featured Marceau's famous mime school.
Partly Printed Contract signed: "Marcel Marceau" on last page under "Accepted and Agreed" and initialed "M.M" on pages 1, 2 and 3, 4p, 8½x11, separate sheets. New York, New York, 1969 December 9. On National Broadcasting Company, Inc. letterhead to Daniel Camus and Marcel Marceau in Paris, France. In part: "You will supply us with all of the film and sound track and other elements made by you in connection with a motion picture of Marcel Marceau's mime school, and we shall have the right to make a program segment...for telecast in the FIRST TUESDAY series...NBC will have the right to do an on-camera sound-on-film interview with Marcel Marceau...In full payment for the performance by you...we agree to pay you the sum of $4,000 upon delivery of the elements to us. NBC will pay the remaining $6,000 within ten days after the use of this program...NBC has no obligation to broadcast the program but only to pay the license fee provided in this agreement...." Also signed: "Daniel Camus" under Accepted and Agreed (above Marceau's signature) and by a representative of the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. and initialed "DC" and "JEG" by them beneath Marceau's initials on pages 1, 2 and 3. The NBC newsmagazine series, First Tuesday, aired from 1969-1971 and 1972-1973. It is not known if NBC used the film and soundtrack, but three years later, the film was relased as The Mime of Marcel Marceau, a documentary by Daniel Camus. The 22-minute film showed Marceau as performer and teacher. Marceau had previously won the 1955 Emmy Award for Best Specialty Act. The career of French mime Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) was delayed by WWII, during which he served in the French Resistance. After the war, Marceau gained worldwide popularity as a mime. His sad sack character Bip, modeled on Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp, is widely recognized, a single red flower sprouting from his hat. Marceau greatly influenced the modern art of pantomime. Ironically, he had the only spoken lines in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie (1976). Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left corners. Overall, fine condition.
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