RICK NELSON - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/16/1950 CO-SIGNED BY: DAVID NELSON - HFSID 226688
Sale Price $595.00
RICK NELSON and DAVID NELSON
Typed Document signed by brothers David and Rick Nelson
Carbon Typed DS: "Ricky Nelson" and "David Nelson" in ink as Actors and initialed "RN" and "DN" on page 6, 6p, 8½x11, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1950 November 16. The Nelson brothers hire M C A Artists, Ltd. as ther agent. In part: "This Agreement, made and entered into at Beverly Hills, California by and between M C A Artists, Ltd., an artists' manager, hereinafter called the 'Agent' and Ricky Nelson and David Nelson, jointly and severally, hereinafter called the 'Actor', Witnesseth: (1) The Actor employs the Agent as his agent in the motion picture industry and the Agent accepts such employment....(2) The term of this contract shall be for a period of one (1) year, commencing November 16, 1950...(3) (a) The Actor agrees to pay to the Agent as commissions a sum equal to ten (10) per cent of all moneys or other consideration received by the Actor, directly or 'indirectly', under contracts of employment...This contract applies to undersigned Actors jointly and severally." Also signed and initialed on page 6 by an Agent of M C A Artists, Ltd. At the time this contract was signed, David had just celebrated his 14th birthday and Rick was only ten years of age. The year after this contract expired, the brothers would make their film debut in Meet the Nelsons (1952) which led to the long-running TV series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1966).DAVID NELSON (1936-2011) the elder of the two sons born to Ozzie and Harriet Hilliard Nelson, later became a director (he directed several episodes of the family sit-com) and producer. David also appeared in several films and made guest appearances on a number of TV shows. RICK NELSON (1940-1985) became one of the biggest teen idols of the 1950s after a number of his songs were introduced on the family TV show. Nelson also appeared in several feature films and made guest appearances on numerous TV series in addition to recording and touring. Continuing to perform into the 1980s, he was killed in a plane crash on December 31, 1985 on his way to a New Year's Eve gig in Dallas. Lightly creased. Stray ink marks at right margin of first page. Staple holes at upper left corners, 2 file holes at upper margins. Fine condition.
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