PATRICIA NEAL - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/28/1960 CO-SIGNED BY: BERT McKAY - HFSID 178518
PATRICIA NEAL and BERT McKAY Neal signed this contract in order to appear in the romantic comedy classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. She was cast as "2-E", the woman who keeps George Peppard's character Paul "Fred" Varjak.
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PATRICIA NEAL and BERT McKAY
Neal signed this contract in order to appear in the romantic comedy classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. She was cast as "2-E", the woman who keeps George Peppard's character Paul "Fred" Varjak.
Contract signed: "Patricia Neal" as Player and "Bert McKay" as a representative of Jurow-Shepherd Productions, Inc., 1p, 8¼x12¾. 1960 September 28. Screen Actors Guild, Inc. Minimum Free Lance Contract. Neal signed this contract with McKay in order star opposite Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in the role of Mrs. Failenson, the woman who keeps Peppard's character Paul "Fred" Varjak, in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Audiences probably knew Neal's character by her nickname "2-E". Neal was to receive a weekly salary of $4,166 for not less than three weeks' employment, beginning on Oct. 10, 1960. A leading lady of American plays and film, Patricia Neal, born in 1926, studied drama in college and worked as a model before debuting on Broadway in The Voice of the Turtle (1946). Her performance in the play Another Part of the Forest got the attention of Hollywood, and she made her screen debut in the light farce John Loves Mary (1949); that same year she was impressive in The Fountainhead opposite Gary Cooper, whom she later said was the great love of her life. After marrying British writer Roald Dahl in 1953, she disappeared from the screen for several years, returning in 1957's A Face in the Crowd, after which she was more selective in choosing her film roles. For her performance in Hud (1963), she won the Best Actress Oscar. In 1965, she suffered a massive series of strokes that left her confined to a wheelchair, semi-paralyzed and nearly unable to speak; she made a remarkable recovery over several years, returning to the screen in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which she received another Best Actress Oscar nomination. That same year she was presented with the "Heart of the Year" Award by President Johnson. Lightly toned and creased. Lightly stained near lower right edge. Top right corner is missing. Light tear and staple holes in upper left corner. Rust stains and two binder holes near top edge. Light nicks and dents in left edge and lower left corner. Folded twice near bottom and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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