Lot 892: DS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 22, June 11, 1937. Screen Actors Guild freelance contract for Lugosi to appear in the role of Boroff in a photoplay under the working title of SOS Coastguard, for a salary of $1500 per week, for a minimum of two weeks. Agreement also states Lugosi is to receive co-star billing. Signed on the reverse by Lugosi, who also initials the document two times, and also initials the rider attached to the reverse. Light wrinkling and creasing, heavier to top edge, torn out punch holes, and a few scattered light spots, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. S.O.S. Coastguard was a Republic film serial released in 1937 starring Lugosi and Ralph Byrd. It was made during the two-year period when the Hayes Office put a moratorium on horror movies, Lugosi's usual genre, and in the midst of Byrd's notoriety for the highly popular Dick Tracy serials.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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