RUDY VALLEE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/23/1952 - HFSID 158377
Sale Price $396.00
Vallée signed this document in 1952 to release him from his agency contracts with MCA Artists, Ltd. Accompanied by five pages of MCA Artists inter-office communications discussing whether they should release Vallée.
Document signed "Rudy Vallée" in blue ink and by representative of MCA Artists, Ltd. in black ink. 1 page, 8¼x10¾, on MCA Artists Ltd. Agency letterhead, carbon copy. June 23, 1952. Addressed to Mr. Rudy Vallee [sic], Hollywood, California. Vallée and MCA Artists, which acted as Vallée's agent, signed this document to release themselves from a series of contracts signed in 1949 and 1951, including a Screen Actors Guild contract and an American Federation of Radio Artists contract. Lightly toned, creased and rippled. Staple holes and two binder holes in top edge. Folded twice horizontally and once vertically. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Five stapled singled-sided sheets of inter-office communications from MCA Artists, dated May 12 and 13, 1952, discussing whether the company should release Vallée from his contracts. Carbon copies. Lightly toned and creased. Light dents and tears in top edge. Two binder holes in top edge. Folded twice horizontally. Otherwise in fine condition. 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.
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