RUDY VALLEE - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/21/1949 CO-SIGNED BY: C. W. UNDERHILL - HFSID 100414
RUDY VALLÉE and CHARLES UNDERHILL He signs a contract with CBS to emcee and perform on a 1949 TV program. Document signed: "Rudy Vallée", 2 pages, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1949 November 19.
Sale Price $396.00
RUDY VALLÉE and CHARLES UNDERHILL
He signs a contract with CBS to emcee and perform on a 1949 TV program.
Document signed: "Rudy Vallée", 2 pages, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1949 November 19. Agreement between Vallée and the Columbia Broadcasting System, to be Master of Ceremonies, actor and performer of three musical numbers on the Hot Point Holiday program, November 24, 1949. Also signed by "C.W. Underhill" as a representative of CBS. Vallée is to be paid $1,000 for this program, and will allow Hot Point to promote the show in its advertising. Ink corrections to two paragraphs have been initialed "RV" and "CWU". RUDY VALLÉE (1901-1986) enjoyed a successful career on radio (where he hosted a popular variety show from 1929), in movies, in Broadway musicals and with a solo nightclub act. The first singer to be called a "crooner", he was known for carrying a small megaphone. He made a fine comeback in the Broadway hit How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1961). CHARLES UNDERHILL (1909-1982) was the first program director of CBS Television (1945-1950), directed, as he later put it "to fill the air time without too much expense." He helped bring to television such shows as What's My Line and Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town. He later served as public relations director for U.S. Steel. Staple holes at upper left corner. Lightly worn at edges and corners. Fold creases not near signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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