Lot 978: French filmmaker (1861–1938) famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest cinema. DS in French, signed "G. Melies," one page, 8.5 x 10.75, July 27, 1914. Document confirming receipt "from Mr. G. Melies Manufacturing & Co. from New York the amount of one thousand two hundred ninety four francs." Includes the carbon statement listing films produced by the company and the corresponding royalties due. Expected document wear, scattered creases, and some tears to filing holes along the left edge, otherwise fine condition. Among the silent shorts listed on the royalty statement are 'One Suit of Clothes,' 'The Monk's Sacrifice,' 'Womanly Curiosity,' 'The Prescription,' and 'Hidden Death.' Georges Melies ran his film production company in Paris while his older brother managed the American branch in New York; this document seems to concern a transaction between the two.
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Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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