MAUREEN O'HARA - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/02/1944 - HFSID 169278
MAUREEN O'HARA The actress sends a document in regards to a payment of $8,000 Document Signed: "Maureen O'Hara". 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1944 October 2. Letter of instruction to Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
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MAUREEN O'HARA The actress sends a document in regards to a payment of $8,000 Document Signed: "Maureen O'Hara". 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1944 October 2. Letter of instruction to Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp., in part: "Whereas I have this day executed a certain Promissory Note dated October 2, 1944, payable on demand to you or to your order in the total sum of Eight Thousand Dollars…this letter will authorize you to deduct and withhold the first Two Thousand Dollars…which may hereafter become due and payable to me each week…as compensation under any and all employment contracts which may now exist between us…until such time as you shall have deducted and withheld the total sum of Eight Thousand Dollars…." 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. Horizontal fold touches "M" and "O'H" of signature. Pencil note (unknown hand) and ink stamp in left margin. Stray ink mark in lower right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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