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Membership application for the Los Angeles local of the American Federation of Radio Artists, signed by actor Richard Carlson in 1940
Application signed "Richard Carlson". Typewritten, green ink and lead pencil notations, all in unknown hand. 2 pages, 6½x9½, 1 sheet, front and verso. Jan. 3, 1940. Membership application for the Los Angeles local of the American Federation of Radio Artists. Carlson applied for an Associate membership as an actor who made less than $25,000 from radio. He was also a paid-up member of the Screen Actors Guild when he filled out this application. Carlson (1912-1977) was a familiar face to television viewers. He had frequent roles in 50s and 60s TV, including such Westerns as Bonanza, Rawhide and The Virginian. Carlson also starred as Herbert A. Philbrick, a real-life Boston ad executive who joined the American Communist Party while serving as an undercover FBI agent, in the popular TV series I Led Three Lives (1953-1956). He worked off camera, as well, writing and directing for TV and film and as a Broadway actor and playwright. Carlson showed up in a number of B movies in the 1950s and 1960s; Mystery Science Theatre 3000 fans may recognize him from 1960's Tormented. Lightly toned and creased. Signature has bled slightly but is legible. Light discoloration along right edge. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: April 29, 1912 in Albert Lea, Minnesota
Died: November 24, 1977 in Encino, California

Film Credits
2008 Frontline (Other), 2005 Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (Other), 1975 Khan! (Performer), 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (Performer), 1972-1973 Cannon (Performer), 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (Writer), 1971-1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (Writer), 1969 The Valley of Gwangi (Performer), 1969 The F.B.I. (Performer), 1969 Lancer (Performer), 1969 It Takes a Thief (Performer), 1969 Change of Habit (Performer), 1968 The Power (Performer), 1968 Bonanza (Performer), 1967 Island of the Lost (Writer), 1966-1967 Daktari (Writer), 1966 The Doomsday Flight (Performer), 1966 Kid Rodelo (Performer), 1966 Kid Rodelo (Director), 1965 Rawhide (Performer), 1964-1966 Perry Mason (Performer), 1964-1965 The Virginian (Performer), 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Performer), 1964 The Fugitive (Performer), 1964 The Christophers (Performer), 1964 Della (Performer), 1964 Arrest and Trial (Performer), 1963-1964 Wagon Train (Performer), 1963-1964 Burke's Law (Performer), 1963 Going My Way (Performer), 1962 Thriller (Performer), 1962 Bus Stop (Performer), 1961-1962 The Detectives (Director), 1961 Thriller (Director), 1961 Alcoa Premiere (Director), 1960-1961 The Loretta Young Show (Director), 1960 Tormented (Performer), 1960 The Loretta Young Show (Performer), 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (Performer), 1960 The Aquanauts (Performer), 1960 The Aquanauts (Director), 1959-1960 This Man Dawson (Director), 1959 The Man and the Challenge (Director), 1959 The Man and the Challenge (Writer), 1959 Riverboat (Performer), 1959 Men Into Space (Director), 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (Director), 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (Writer), 1958-1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (Performer), 1958 The Unchained Goddess (Performer), 1958 The Unchained Goddess (Director), 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown (Director), 1958 Johnny Rocco (Writer), 1958 Johnny Rocco (in person), 1957 The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (Performer), 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (Performer), 1957 Hemo the Magnificent (Performer), 1957 Crossroads (Performer), 1957 Appointment with a Shadow (Director), 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn (Performer), 1956 Matinee Theatre (Performer), 1956 Kraft Theatre (Performer), 1956 Climax! (Performer), 1955 The Last Command (Performer), 1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 1955 Bengazi (Performer), 1955 An Annapolis Story (Performer), 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1954 The Best of Broadway (Performer), 1954 Riders to the Stars (Performer), 1954 Riders to the Stars (Director), 1954 Riders to the Stars (Writer), 1954 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1954 Four Guns to the Border (Director), 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon (Performer), 1953-1956 I Led 3 Lives (Performer), 1953 The Maze (Performer), 1953 The Magnetic Monster (Performer), 1953 The Golden Blade (Performer), 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (Performer), 1953 Seminole (Performer), 1953 It Came from Outer Space (Performer), 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (Performer), 1953 Footlights Theater (Performer), 1953 All I Desire (Performer), 1952-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (Performer), 1952-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (Performer), 1952 Whispering Smith Investigates (Performer), 1952 The Rose Bowl Story (Performer), 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (Writer), 1952 Retreat, Hell! (Performer), 1952 Flat Top (Performer), 1952 Celanese Theatre (Performer), 1951 Your Show of Shows (in person), 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (in person), 1951 Valentino (Performer), 1951 The Prudential Family Playhouse (Performer), 1951 The Blue Veil (Performer), 1951 Lights Out (Performer), 1951 General Electric Guest House (in person), 1951 Cameo Theatre (Performer), 1951 A Millionaire for Christy (Performer), 1950-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (Performer), 1950-1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (Performer), 1950 The Sound of Fury (Performer), 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (Performer), 1950 King Solomon's Mines (Performer), 1948 The Amazing Mr. X (Performer), 1948 Behind Locked Doors (Performer), 1947 So Well Remembered (Performer), 1945 Fury in the Pacific (in person), 1943 Young Ideas (Performer), 1943 The Man from Down Under (Performer), 1943 Suckerbait (in person), 1943 Presenting Lily Mars (Performer), 1943 For God and Country (Performer), 1943 A Stranger in Town (Performer), 1942 White Cargo (Performer), 1942 The Affairs of Martha (Performer), 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Performer), 1942 Highways by Night (Performer), 1942 Fly-By-Night (Performer), 1941 West Point Widow (Performer), 1941 The Little Foxes (Performer), 1941 Hold That Ghost (Performer), 1941 Back Street (Performer), 1940 Too Many Girls (Performer), 1940 The Howards of Virginia (Performer), 1940 The Ghost Breakers (Performer), 1940 No, No, Nanette (Performer), 1940 Beyond Tomorrow (Performer), 1939 Winter Carnival (Performer), 1939 These Glamour Girls (Performer), 1939 Little Accident (Performer), 1939 Dancing Co-Ed (Performer), 1938 The Young in Heart (Performer), 1938 The Duke of West Point (Performer), 1935 Desert Death (Performer)

Theatre Credits
Stars In Your Eyes - Performer (February 9, 1939 - May 27, 1939), Whiteoaks - Performer (March 23, 1938 - June 1938), #tcbgn##tcbgn#Western Waters - Staging#tidbgn#8529#tidend##tcend# - Writing#tidbgn#8529#tidend##tcend# - Writing (December 28, 1937 - January 1938), The Ghost of Yankee Doodle - Performer (November 22, 1937 - January 1938), Now You've Done It - Performer (March 5, 1937 - April 1937)

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