MELVILLE SHAVELSON - RECEIPT SIGNED 05/15/1959 - HFSID 224411
MELVILLE SHAVELSON The film director, producer and screenwriter signs this receipt for $200, dated 1959 Receipt signed: "Melville Shavelson" in blue ink. 6¼x3¼. May 15, 1959. Receipt from Charles Woolstenhulme for $200.00 due to expenses from hotel meals and other travel expenses.
Sale Price $187.00
The film director, producer and screenwriter signs this receipt for $200, dated 1959
Receipt signed: "Melville Shavelson" in blue ink. 6¼x3¼. May 15, 1959. Receipt from Charles Woolstenhulme for $200.00 due to expenses from hotel meals and other travel expenses. Melville Shavelson (1917-2007) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. He originally moved to Hollywood in 1938 as one of comedian Bob Hope's joke writers, a job he held for the next five years. He is responsible for the screenplays of such Hope films as The Princess and the Pirate (1944), Where There's Life (1947), The Great Lover (1949), and Sorrowful Jones (1949), which also starred Lucille Ball. Shavelson worked as a writer on Hope's radio show, The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope as well. He was nominated twice for Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay-first for 1955's The Seven Little Foys, starring Hope in a rare dramatic role, and then for 1958's Houseboat. He was President of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw) from 1969 to 1971, 1979 to 1981, and 1985 to 1987. Aside from his film-making, Shavelson was a noted instructor at USC's Master of Professional Writing Program from 1998-2006 where he taught screenwriting. Lightly toned and creased. Hole from staple in upper left corner. Bank stamps on bottom left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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