MAUREEN O'HARA - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 09/18/1959 CO-SIGNED BY: JACK HOPE - HFSID 259277
MAUREEN O'HARA Document signed by the Actress O'Hara and Jack Hope regarding Hope Enterprises Document signed: "Maureen O'Hara". 1p, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, California, 1959 September 18. On Hope Enterprises, Inc. letterhead.
Sale Price $680.00
MAUREEN O'HARA Document signed by the Actress O'Hara and Jack Hope regarding Hope Enterprises Document signed: "Maureen O'Hara". 1p, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, California, 1959 September 18. On Hope Enterprises, Inc. letterhead. Also initialed "M O'H" on rider (1p, 8½x1¼), now detached but formerly stapled to document. In part: "Hope Enterprises, Inc. has entered into an agreement for the sale or license of repeat recordings of the daytime strip radio program entitled 'The Bob Hope Show' in which you were a performer. You agree that as full compensation for the rights granted hereunder you will accept the sum of $168.00 per strip in which your recorded performance appears…." Co-signed: "Jack Hope". Maureen O'Hara (1920-2015) was an Irish actress. After her first film test was viewed by actor Charles Laughton, she was signed to a seven-year contract with Mayflower Pictures. Her first major role was in the 1939 Alfred Hitchcock film Jamaica Inn. Laughton, pleased with her performance cast her opposite him as Esmerelda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). During the start of World War II O'Hara's contract was sold to RKO studios which cast her in low budget films until director John Ford cast her as the eldest daughter, Angharad Morgan, in How Green Was My Valley (1941). In 1947 she played Natalie Wood's mother in Miracle on 34th Street. She is often remembered for her on screen chemistry with John Wayne. The two worked together on five films Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Wings of Eagles, McLintock! and Big Jake. Some of her other roles include mother Maggie McKendrick in The Parent Trap, Olivia Spencer in Spencer's Mountain and Peggy Hobbs in Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. O'Hara has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2004, she released her autobiography 'Tis Herself, which became a New York Times Bestseller. In 2005 she was named "Irish American of the Year" by Irish America magazine and was inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame in 2011. Jack HOPE was Bob Hope's brother. Besides his work at Hope Enterprises, he appeared in one film (Star Spangled Rhythm, 1942) and produced another (Alias Jesse James, 1959, starring brother Bob.) Bob Hope dedicated a 1963 book to Jack, "my brother, my producer, my friend." Staple holes at top and near bottom of left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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