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STANLEY DONEN - MEAL TICKET SIGNED 05/21/1956 - HFSID 224082

STANLEY DONENA meal ticket from the Paramount Continental Café for an order of roast beef totaling 1.65, signed on the verso by the director and producer. Extremely rare! Meal Ticket signed: "Stanley Donen" in pencil on verso, 3½x5½. Paramount Continental Cafe, 1956 May 21. Check No.

Sale Price $162.00

Reg. $180.00

Condition: lightly creased, lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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STANLEY DONENA meal ticket from the Paramount Continental Café for an order of roast beef totaling 1.65, signed on the verso by the director and producer. Extremely rare! Meal Ticket signed: "Stanley Donen" in pencil on verso, 3½x5½. Paramount Continental Cafe, 1956 May 21. Check No. 47723, filled out in pencil in unknown hand. Donen's order of two items, including beef, totals $1.65. While Donen didn't have any film releases to his credit in 1956, Funny Face, which he directed for Paramount, was released in 1957. It is possible that he signed this meal ticket while working on that film. Director and producer Stanley Donen (1924-2019) began his show business career as a dancer on Broadway at the age of 17. In 1949, he directed his first film, On the Town, and he would go on to direct a string of hit Hollywood musicals, including Singin' in the Rain (1952), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Kismet (1955), The Pajama Game (1957) and Damn Yankees! (1958), and other films, such as Charade (1963), Arabesque (1966), Movie Movie (1978), Saturn 3 (1980) and Blame it on Rio (1984). He also directed and produced The Little Prince (1974), and Donen also produced several of the films he directed. Donen, who was awarded an honorary Academy Award in 1998 for his body of work, had produced the 58th Annual Academy Awards in 1986. Donen's five wives included first wife (1948-1949), Jeanne Coyne, who later married Gene Kelly, second wife (1952-1959), Marion Marshall, a former girlfriend of director Howard Hawks and later spouse of actor Robert Wagner, and fourth wife (1972-1985), actress Yvette Mimieux. Lightly creased. "X" cut touches the second "n" in Donen. Staple holes at upper margin. Lightly soiled. Lightly toned. Corners and edges lightly worn and creased. Date stamped at lower margin. Otherwise, fine condition.

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