PAUL NEWMAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 1977 - HFSID 250410
Sale Price $510.00
PAUL NEWMANHe signs on this document relating to the production and distribution of the proceeds from the 1973 film The Sting Typed Document Signed: "Paul Newman", 3 pages, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, 1977, no date. Headed: "Audit Settlement Agreement". Agreement relating to the production and distribution of the proceeds from the 1973 film The Sting.In part: "Universal and Productions entered into a Memorandum Agreement dated September 12, 1972 with reference to the motion picture entitled 'THE STING'...Universal and Hill entered into an Employment Agreement...pursuant to which Hill is entitled to a share of the net profits...Universal and Newman entered into a Deal Player Contract dated October 20, 1972...pursuant to which Newman is entitled to a share of gross proceeds...The accounting firm of Solomon & Finger has conducted an audit of Universal's books...relating to monies derived from the distribution of the Photoplay...Participants and Universal hereby agree as follows...Universal agrees to pay to the Participants the sum of $225,000...paying amounts to their order as follows...George Roy Hill $69,365.00 (less applicable withholding)...Paul Newman $54,000.00 (less applicable withholding)...." Filmed four years after the box office smash Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting reunited Paul Newman, Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill. The film, which starred Newman as Henry Gondorff/Mr. Shaw and Redford as Johnny Hooker/Kelly, was among the top grossing films of 1973, raking in $78.212 million at the box office. The Sting won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Hill), Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted or Original Song Score, Best Editing, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design and was nominated for Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Redford), Best Cinematography and Best Sound. In the year he signed this document, Newman also appeared in Slap Shot. Nominated for eight Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Paul Newman (1925-2008) is considered one of greatest of performers of all time.. He won the Best Actor Oscar for his work portraying Fast Eddie Felson in The Color of Money (1986); he earned a nomination for portraying that same character 25 years earlier in The Hustler. Other Oscar-nominated performances include Brick Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967), and John Rooney in Road to Perdition (2002). Newman is also known for his philanthropic endeavors, including the food product line Newman's Own, which donates all post-tax proceeds to charity. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Staple holes and 2 file holes at upper blank margins. Slightly shaded at upper right edges of first two pages. Pencil notes (unknown hand) at left margin of page 2. Otherwise, fine condition.
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