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SPENCER TRACY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/01/1930 - HFSID 279713

SPENCER TRACY This collection of documents includes contracts and other legal documents between him and Fox Films Corporation from 1930 and 1934. It includes an extremely rare copy, signed by him in ink, of his

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SPENCER TRACY
This collection of documents includes contracts and other legal documents between him and Fox Films Corporation from 1930 and 1934. It includes an extremely rare copy, signed by him in ink, of his employment contract with Fox Film in 1930, the year he began his movie career! An extraordinary set of documents that chronicles the early film career of one of Hollywood's best leading men!
Contracts signed: "Spencer Tracy" three times. Also secretarially signed four times, 22p, 8¼x11, bound with 3 staples, carbon copy. 1930 December 1 and various dates between 9 July and 11 November 1934. Total of six contracts and other documents signed between Tracy and Fox Films Corporation. Tracy signed the 1930 contract the year he made his movie debut. It was a one-year contract with Tracy receiving a $750 weekly salary with a $4,500 advance. This contract also details his salary for the next four years, which gradually increased to $2,500 after Dec. 1, 1934. There's also a document, dated Aug. 27, 1934, confirming his agreement with a contract to appear in Marie Galante (1934). He was to receive $42,000 to appear in this movie, divided up into 19 unequal payments. The rest of the documents are amendments to his initial contract with Fox Films and his Marie Galante contract. Spencer appeared in three movies in 1930: Taxi Talks, The Hard Guy and Up the River. By the end of 1934, he had 23 movie credits under his belt, most of them in starring roles. Before 1930, Tracy was a stage actor with six Broadway credits between 1923 and 1930. He returned to Broadway just once after he started his movie career, in The Rugged Path (1945-1946). Spencer Tracy (1900-1967) earned recognition as one of Hollywood's greatest stars after he won Oscars in successive years for Captains Courageous (1937) and Boys Town (1939). He would receive seven more Oscar nominations for San Francisco (1936), Father of the Bride (1950), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), The Old Man and the Sea (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967). Tracy paired with Katherine Hepburn for the first time in 1942's Woman of the Year, the start of one of the great acting duos in movie history. Tracy was also linked romantically off screen with Hepburn for 25 years, though they never married due to the Catholic Tracy's aversion to divorce. Fragile. Lightly toned. Ragged at bottom edge. Light tears on right, left and top edge. First page and last three pages have separated from staples. Two file holes at top edge of some pages. Staple holes at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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