Lot 874: The Gallant Hours

RR Auction

2015-06-29 14:58:31

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Lot 874: DS, four pages, 8.5 x 11, April 25, 1958. An agreement in which Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey transfers the "worldwide dramatic rights to your life story" to the actors James Cagney and Robert Montgomery. Signed at the conclusion in blue ballpoint by Halsey and Montgomery, and in fountain pen by Cagney. Expected document wear with creases and small tears to edges, the signed page detached with paper loss to the upper left corner, and scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned matte-finish photo of Halsey and Cagney together. This agreement resulted in the 1960 docudrama chronicling Halsey's efforts in fighting against Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto and the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II. Directed and narrated by Montgomery, the film starred Cagney as the revered admiral. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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