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Boris Karloff signed contract  

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Contract between Boris Karloff and MCA Corporation for the use of Karloff's name and likeness

Karloff, Boris

New York


Jan. 1, 1960


Five page printed contract, the unique details added by typewriter. 11x8½", thrice stapled at top edge. Signed by Karloff on the final page, beneath his typed name.

Contract between Karloff and the MCA management agency for the exclusive rights for obtaining and negotiating contracts and agreements relating to the use of the "name, characteristics, likeness, description, personality and all other elements of Boris Karloff". A five year agreement with a whopping 50% of all gross monies paid to the agency. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and especially for his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939), which resulted in his immense popularity. His best-known non-horror role is as the Grinch, as well as the narrator, in the animated television special of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966).

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Light wear and soiling, creased; very good.

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