ROSALIND RUSSELL - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/25/1942 - HFSID 153798
Sale Price $270.00
The actress known as, "Auntie Mame" signs a document regarding the title of her1943 film Flight For Freedom
Document signed: "Rosalind Russell". 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1942 September 25. Letter agreement between RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. and Russell. In part: "Respecting the agreement between us dated August 17, 1942, which is being executed concurrently herewith, it is mutually agreed between us that notwithstanding anything contained therein, the title of the first Picture which is to be based on the story 'STAND BY TO DIE' by Horace McCoy, may, at our election, be 'FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM' instead of 'STAND BY TO DIE'. No other title may be used in lieu of one of the foregoing unless such title shall be mutually agreed upon between us...." 1943's film, Flight for Freedom, was a version of the Amelia Earhart story. Russell plays the Earhart-like aviatrix Tonie Carter, who spends the early part of the film fighting against the aviation industry's prejudice against woman pilots. Nominated for Best Actress Academy Awards for My Sister Eileen (1942), Sister Kenny (1946), Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) and Auntie Mame (1958), the beautiful and stylish Rosalind Russell (1908-1976) shone in romantic comedies. She was frequently cast as an efficient career girl who traded witticisms with her leading men, appearing in such films as His Girl Friday (1940) and Take a Letter Darling (1942). Known for her charity work, Russell received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1972, a special Oscar. Lightly creased. Nick at left edge. Staple holes at top margin. ¼-inch tear at bottom edge (all intact). Overall, fine condition.
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