ROBERT ALDRICH - ANNOTATED DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/28/1978 CO-SIGNED BY: SUSAN GRAHAM HOFFMAN - HFSID 201854
Sale Price $198.00
While directing The Frisco Kid for Warner Bros., he signs a receipt for $1,500 for his wife's living expenses on location. Also signed by Location Auditor Susan Hoffman, later to become a successful film producer.
Document signed: "Robert Aldrich", 1 page, 5½x4 No place, 1978 October 28. Location Receipt for $1,500 paid to Robert Aldrich for "Living expenses for wife - 11/4/78 - 1 week." Filled out by "Susan Graham Hoffman", who has also signed. ROBERT ALDRICH (1918-1983), scion of New York's Rockefeller/Aldrich family, went to work for RKO Pictures as a production clerk in 1941, but quickly moved up the ladder. By the early 1950s, he had become an important writer, director and sometime producer, working independently when he could but also in the employee of the major studios, including Warner Bros. Among the major films directed by Aldrich were Kiss Me Deadly (1955), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962), The Dirty Dozen (1967) and The Longest Yard (1974). Aldrich often worked with Burt Lancaster, who shared many of his political perspectives, from Apache (1954) to The Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977). The Frisco Kid, released in 1979, was a comedy Western starred Gene Wilder as a San Francisco rabbi and Harrison Ford as his outlaw friend. Aldrich's wife receiving this allowance was Sibylle Siegfried, his second wife, a fashion model he married in 1966. Siegfried also composed the song "Einsam" heard in The Dirty Dozen. Since working as Location Auditor on The Frisco Kid, SUSAN HOFFMAN has become a producer in her own right. Among the films she moved to the screen are Kiss of Death (1995), Murder By Numbers (2002) and Noise (2007). Lightly creased. Staple marking at upper right corner. Otherwise fine condition.
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