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RUDY VALLEE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/02/1951 - HFSID 158384

Vallée signed this typed letter on Vallée-Video letterhead in 1951, authorizing The Music Corporation of America to submit him to NBC for a five times weekly telecast. Accompanied by four pages of documents related to MCA Artists, Ltd.'s exclusive management contract with Vallée.

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RUDY VALLÉE
Vallée signed this typed letter on Vallée-Video letterhead in 1951, authorizing The Music Corporation of America to submit him to NBC for a five times weekly telecast. Accompanied by four pages of documents related to MCA Artists, Ltd.'s exclusive management contract with Vallée.
Typed letter signed "Rudy Vallée" in blue ink. 1 page, 8½x10¾, on Vallée-Video letterhead with printed color logo near top edge. June 2, 1951. Addressed to The Music Corporation of America. In full: "Gentlemen: This is to authorize you for the period of one month from June 6th 1951 to submit me to N.B.C. for a five times weekly telecast at $3000. SUSTAINING and $5000. if it goes COMMERCIAL less ten percent to you. Signed Rudy Vallée." Lightly toned and creased. Staple hole near upper left corner. Two binder holes near upper edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Four pages of documents concerning MCA Artists, Ltd.'s exclusive management contract with Vallée: two from MCA Artists, Ltd., dated June 4, 1951, and July 16, 1951; one from Artists' Representatives, Association, Inc., dated June 28, 1951, and one from the American Federation of Radio Artists, dated July 13, 1951. Lightly toned and creased. July 16 MCA Artists document is lightly rippled and water stained. Two binder holes near upper edge. Staple hole near upper left corner on one MCA Artists document. June 4 MCA Artists document and Artists Representatives Association document are folded twice and unfolded. 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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