RAMON NOVARRO - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/06/1934 CO-SIGNED BY: EDDIE MANNIX - HFSID 289579
RAMÓN NAVARRO and EDDIE MANNIXNovarro signs acceptance of a one-week change in the starting date of his contract. Also signed by Mannix on behalf of MGM. Document Signed: "Ramón Novarro", "E J Mannix" (as Vice President of MGM), 1 page, 8½x11.
Sale Price $637.50
RAMÓN NAVARRO and EDDIE MANNIXNovarro signs acceptance of a one-week change in the starting date of his contract. Also signed by Mannix on behalf of MGM. Document Signed: "Ramón Novarro", "E J Mannix" (as Vice President of MGM), 1 page, 8½x11. Culver City, California, 1934 October 6. On letterhead of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. Pencil note (unknown hand) in upper right. Novarro signs acceptance of a change in his contract dated April 6, 1934. The contract is to begin one week earlier than previously agreed, On October 8, 1934, instead of October 15. Mexican-born actor RAMÓN NOVARRO (1899-1968), a big star of silent films in the 1920s, was billed as "the Latin Lover" for his role in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922). Also billed as "the next Valentino", Novarro played the title role in Ben Hur (1925) and starred in such films as The Student Prince (1927) before making a successful transition to "talkies" in Mata Hari (1931) with Greta Garbo. Novarro also directed some of his films and occasionally appeared in bits and cameos as late as 1960 (Heller in Pink Tights, a Louis L'Amour Western) before his brutal murder in 1968 (tortured by two hustlers who mistakenly believed he had a stash of money in his home). EDGAR JOSEPH "EDDIE" MANNIX (1891-1963), a long-time executive at M-G-M, was known as "The Fixer" for his ability to take care of studio problems, including dealing with high-profile stars. Suspected of having ties to organized crime on both coasts, Mannix was accused of killing his first wife, Bernice L. Fitzmaurice (1919-1938), in a staged car accident, and he was suspected of involvement in the deaths of Paul Bern, the husband of Jean Harlow, an M-G-M star, and George Reeves, the star of the TV series, Adventures of Superman, who had been having an affair with Mannix's wife, Toni Lanier. Mannix, however, was never charged in either case. Despite these rumors and allegations, Mannix was liked and trusted by many Hollywood stars. Filing holes at top edge. Lightly toned and creased. Multiple mailing folds. Corners at left edge cut. Otherwise, fine condition.
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