SAMMY DAVIS JR. - CONTRACT SIGNED - HFSID 258898
SAMMY DAVIS, JR Sammy Davis, Jr. signs a document with Jewel Horton to perform in the program, Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Sammy Davis Jr. Pres." 5p, 8½x11, front and verso. No place, 1965 August 5.
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SAMMY DAVIS, JR
Sammy Davis, Jr. signs a document with Jewel Horton to perform in the program, Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "Sammy Davis Jr. Pres." 5p, 8½x11, front and verso. No place, 1965 August 5. Standard AFTRA Engagement Contract between Jewel Hoston (sic, Horton) and Sammy Davis Enterprises of Delaware, Ltd. for Hoston, who was a minor, to perform in the program, Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children, to be aired on November 25, 1965, from 5-6 p.m., for the sum of $150. Also signed: "Mrs Ella Horton" as Parent/Performer Guardian. Also initialed: "E.H." and "SD" on page headed "Schedule A Rider". The variety special, Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children, starred Davis, the music group, Dino, Desi & Billy and a group of child actors who sang, danced and acted out the essence of childhood. One of the highlights of the program was the musical number, "Walk Down the Road". In 1965, the year he signed this contract, Davis also sang behind the opening credits of the feature film, Licensed to Kill, appeared as a truck driver in Nightmare in the Sun and made TV guest appearances on The Patty Duke Show, Hullabaloo and Password. Considered by many as the "World's Greatest Living Performer" during the height of his career, Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-1990) was a versatile performer, winning popularity on both sides of the color barrier for his acting, singing, dancing and impersonations. A member of the famed "Rat Pack", Davis appeared with Sinatra and friends in Ocean's 11 in 1960, nine years before his acclaimed performance in Sweet Charity. Nominated for a Tony Award for Golden Boy (1974), Davis also had a number of hit records, including "Love Me or Leave Me", "That Old Black Magic", "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and "The Candy Man". Slightly creased. 2 file holes at upper blank margins. Staple holes at upper left corner and margin. Red pencil correction to Horton's name on first page. Overall, fine condition, with large, bold signature.
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