STUBBY KAYE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/26/1955 - HFSID 262380
STUBBY KAYE. Typed DS: "Stubby Kaye" as Performer, 6p, 8½x11. Van Nuys, California, 1955 October 25. Contract between Kaye and Roncom Productions, Inc., New York, New York.
Sale Price $270.00
STUBBY KAYE. Typed DS: "Stubby Kaye" as Performer, 6p, 8½x11. Van Nuys, California, 1955 October 25. Contract between Kaye and Roncom Productions, Inc., New York, New York. Headed: "Standard AFTRA Engagement Contract For Single Television Broadcast and For Multiple Television Broadcasts Within One Calendar Week". Kaye agrees to appear as a guest star on The Perry Como Show for $500. Air date scheduled for November 5, 1955, 8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.; rehearsals to commence Wednesday, November 2, 1955. Beneath his signature, Kaye has filled in his telephone number, city and state of residence and social security number. Also signed by a secretary for Roncom Productions, Inc. Musical comedy actor Stubby Kaye (1918-1997) is perhaps best known for his role as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the 1950 Broadway hit, Guys and Dolls (a role he later reprised in the 1955 film version). Kaye, who was a winner in 1939 on Major Bowe's Amateur Hour radio, had spent most of WWII touring USO bases. Following his soaring popularity with Guys and Dolls, Kaye scored another Broadway-to-Hollywood triumph as Marryin' Sam in both the stage and screen versions of Li'l Abner (1959). He also appeared in such feature films as Sex and the Single Girl (1964), Cat Ballou (1965), Sweet Charity (1969) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988, his last film role), and in was in a number of made-for-television movies (The Big Knife, 1988, was his last TV appearance). Slightly creased. Paper clip stain at upper left margin, staple at upper left blank corner. Overall, fine condition.
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