Collection of Hollywood agency contracts including Bela Lugosi and Charley Grapewin
Start Price:800.00 USD
Estimated At:800.00 - 1,200.00 USD
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SOLD at 2011 Jun 18 @ 07:06UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Collection of Hollywood agency contracts including Bela Lugosi and Charley Grapewin with accounting forms for Grapewin in The Wizard of Oz together with original Charley Grapewin typescript. Collection of 19 signed artists’ manager and agency contracts between Charles Beyer Agency and various actors including Bela Lugosi (1949), Dolores Costello (1948) and notably Charley Grapewin for the years 1939, 1940, 1942 and 1945. Also includes 30+ artist accounting ledger sheets including Grapewin for The Wizard of Oz ($1,500 a week from Feb. 10 through Feb. 25 + retakes) and The Grapes of Wrath. Together with other agency telegrams, correspondence and 8 x 10 in. portraits of Charles Beyer (also known as Warner Bros cowboy actor Whip Wilson). An important collection of materials relating to Grapewin’s two greatest roles. Together with a complete 340 pg. original typescript titled, The Little House on the Hill by Charley Grapewin Brad-bound wraps stamped “A. and S. Lyons, Inc., Beverly Hills, Calif.” A scarce item from Grapewin’s career.