RUDY VALLEE - CONTRACT SIGNED 06/13/1951 - HFSID 158375
Sale Price $378.00
This carbon copy rider, signed and initialed by Vallée in 1951, amends an agency contract that he signed with MCA Artists, Ltd.
Contract rider signed "Rudy Vallée" in blue ink and by a representative of MCA Artists, Ltd., both in blue ink. Also initialed by Vallée on pages 1 and 2 and corrected and initialed by MCA Artists representative on pages 1 and 2. 3 pages, 8¼x10¾ carbon copy on onionskin paper, single-sided sheets. June 13, 1951. Addressed to Mr. Rudy Vallee [sic], Hollywood, California. This letter-form document is a rider to an agency contract that Vallée signed with MCA Artists. This rider amends four paragraphs and makes other changes to Vallée's contract. From the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s, Vallée (1901-1986, born Hubert Prior Vallée in Island Pond, Vermont) enjoyed a successful career on radio, in movies, in Broadway musicals and with a solo nightclub act. His films include The Palm Beach Story (1942), I Remember Mama (1948), The Helen Morgan Story (1957), The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), in which he reprised his role from the successful 1961 Broadway musical. The first singer to be called a "crooner", Vallée was known for carrying a small megaphone and for his catch phrase "Heigh-Ho, Everyone", which he first used when appearing at New York's Heigh-Ho Club. Lightly toned, creased and rippled. Two binder holes at top edge. Staple holes in upper left edge, with rust stains on page 1 and verso of page 2. Random ink stains. Transference and bleed-though from Vallée's initial on page 2 to page 1. Vallée's initial on page 2 is lightly smeared. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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