TALLULAH BANKHEAD - CONTRACT SIGNED 06/16/1933 CO-SIGNED BY: EDWARD BARRY ROBERTS, FRANK MORGAN CAVETT - HFSID 28907
Sale Price $531.25
TALLULAH BANKHEAD, CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK MORGAN CAVETT, EDWARD BARRY ROBERTS
Partial contract between actress Tallulah Bankhead, writers Frank Morgan Cavett and Edward Barry Roberts and MGM for the purchase of the 1933 Broadway play Forsaking All Others
Contract Signed: "Edward Barry Roberts", "Frank Morgan Cavett" and Tallulah Bankhead" and by a vice-president of MGM. Also signed by two witnesses. 2 pages, 8¼x10¾, single-sided sheets. Signed by witnesses on June 16, 1933. Part of a contract between Bankhead, Cavett, Roberts and MGM, possibly for the purchase of a play or story. This is possibly for the purchase of the play Forsaking All Others, which Cavett and Roberts both wrote, and which was made into a movie in 1935. The play had been produced on Broadway in 1933 and starred Bankhead. The daughter of a powerful Alabama politician who was Speaker of the House (1936-1940), BANKHEAD (1902-1968, born in Huntsville, Alabama) was one of the American theater's most brilliant and legendary actresses. With her tempestuous, quick-witted personality, uninhibited behavior, and her deep, raspy voice, she won admirers in both British and American theaters. Noted performances included Connie Porter in Hitchcock's Lifeboat and her stage performances in The Little Foxes, The Skin of Our Teeth and Private Lives. CAVETT (1905-1973, born in Jackson, Ohio) won two writing Oscars, one for the story for Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947) and another for the screenplay for The Greatest Show on Earth (1952). In all, he has writing credits on 12 movies between 1932 and 1952. ROBERTS (1901-1972) was an actor with two writing credits on TV and two writing credits on Broadway, 1934's Forsaking All Others and 1937's The Lady Has a Heart. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Staple holes in top corners and lower left corner, with rust stains in top right corner. File holes in top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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