PETER LORRE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/02/1941 - HFSID 275005
IN THE YEAR HE STARRED IN THE MALTESE FALCON AND ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT FOR WARNER BROS., LORRE AUTHORIZES THE STUDIO TO SEND HIS CHECKS TO THE WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY. IN 1941, HE WOULD ALSO STAR IN THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK FOR COLUMBIA,
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IN THE YEAR HE STARRED IN THE MALTESE FALCON AND ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT FOR WARNER BROS., LORRE AUTHORIZES THE STUDIO TO SEND HIS CHECKS TO THE WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY. IN 1941, HE WOULD ALSO STAR IN THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK FOR COLUMBIA, MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR REPUBLIC AND THEY MET IN BOMBAY FOR LOEW'S
PETER LORRE. Typed Document Signed: "Peter Lorre", 1p, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, California, 1941 June 2. On letterhead of William Morris Agency, Inc. to Cashier, Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., Burbank, Calif. Begins: "Gentlemen". In full: "You are hereby notified that I/we have authorized the WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY, INC. to accept delivery of any and all checks and/or sums of money which may from time to time be or become payable to me from you; and I hereby authorize you to deliver all such checks and/or sums of money to said WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY, INC. This authorization shall remain in effect until written notice of the revocation thereof, executed and acknowledged by me, shall be served upon you by registered mail. I hereby agree to indemnify and save you free and harmless of and from any and all loss, cost or expenses which may be incurred or suffered by you by reason of any action taken by you in reliance upon this authorization. Yours very truly". In 1941, Lorre was seen on the big screen in five films: The Face Behind the Mask, Mr. District Attorney, They Met in Bombay, The Maltese Falcon (as Joel Cairo) and All Through the Night. The following year, he would star as Ugarte in the classic film, Casablanca. Peter Lorre (1904-1964), became a star in Fritz Lang's 1931 classic talkie crime melodrama, M, in which Lorre portrayed a child murderer. Lorre, who had made his film debut in 1929, would appear in films through 1964 (The Comedy of Terrors, Muscle Beach Party, The Patsy). From 1941-1946, he co-starred with Sydney Greenstreet in ten films, including The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca. He is also well knowm for playing the ever-polite Japanese detective in eight films of the Mr. Moto series. When that series ended in 1939, Lorre freelanced in villainous roles at several studios, including Columbia, Republic, 20th Century-Fox and Warner Bros. In the early 1960s, he costarred in horror films with Vincent Price and Boris Karloff. Lightly creased with folds, horizontal fold at the "P" and "t" of Peter and the upper loop of the "L" in Lorrem vertical fold at the "er" of Peter. Lightly shaded at upper and right margins. Slightly soiled at folds. Overall, fine condition.
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