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RR Autograph Auction Humphrey Bogart 1950 Warner Bros. Contract

RR Autograph Auction Humphrey BogartDS, eight onionskin pages, 8.5 x 11, November 28, 1950. Retained copy of a document regarding the contract between Bogart and Warner Bros. which began in 1946 and was to last for a period of 15 years, confirming that “mutual obligations with respect to the motion pictures remaining to be produced during the remaining term of said employment agreement shall be with respect to ten (10) remaining motion pictures.” Signed at the conclusion by Bogart and Warner Bros. secretary R. J. Obringer. In very good to fine condition, with expected document wear, creases and slight paper loss to the right side of the final page (not affecting the signature), and the last two pages separated from the main document. Bogart’s signature is a choice, vintage fountain pen example, unaffected by any creases or wrinkling. Between 1946 and 1950, Bogart’s biggest films for Warner Bros. were The Big Sleep and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, two classics of American cinema. Under this contract his next film would be The Enforcer, which premiered in 1951, and he starred in The African Queen during the same period. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.


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