Hollywood Icon Humphrey Bogart Signs Contract During the Making of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "Key Largo"
8pp. typed document signed, measuring 8.5” x 11”, Los Angeles, California, dated March 16, 1948. Boldly signed “Humphrey Bogart” in blue ink on the final page. A three-year employment contract engaging the Sam Jaffe Agency to serve as an Agent for Bogart. The contract, starting August 20, 1948, states that $0.10 of all money earned by the actor would go to the agency. Document has light edge toning and a few small holes at the top left corner from removed staples.
Sam Jaffe (1901-2000) was an actor himself, before becoming an agent, producer, and studio executive. He represented Bogart, along with Stanley Kubrick, David Niven, Lauren Bacall, Richard Burton, and others. Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) was selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest male star of classic American cinema in 1999. His best known role came in 1942 with Casablanca.
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