SAMUEL GOLDWYN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/21/1950 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCES GOLDWYN, JAMES A. MULVEY, M. A. EZZARD, A. R. EVENS - HFSID 269047
Sale Price $450.00
SAMUEL GOLDWYN. Document signed: "Samuel Goldwyn", 1p, 8½x14. No place, 1950 March 21. The Directors of Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc. consent to waive prior notice of a meeting of the board, to be held on March 24. Also signed by fellow Directors "Frances H. Goldwyn", "James A. Mulvey", "M.A. Ezzell", "A.R. Evens". In 1917, Samuel Goldfish (1882-1974), born Schmuel Gelbfisz in Poland, went into partnership with Edgar Selwyn in a company called the Goldwyn Pictures Corp., which took its name from the first syllable of Goldfish's name and the last one of Selwyn's. Goldfish himself soon adopted Goldwyn as his own legal name. Goldwyn lost control of that company in 1922, prior to its 1924 merger into MGM. He formed a new company of his own, however, and became one of Hollywood's most powerful independent producers, often collecting substantial fees for "lending" his stars to other producers, often collecting substantial fees for "lending" his stars to other producers. Seven of his films received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, The Best Years of Our Lives winning the statuette in 1947. After Goldwyn's death, his wife Frances earned the ire of film buffs by ordering the destruction of all Goldwyn's silent movies, which she deemed to have no value. Curiously, Frances Goldwyn is buried next to film director George Cukor at her request, reportedly in tribute to her long, unrequited love for him. Slightly soiled. Lightly toned at edges. File holes at left edge. Overall, fine condition.
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