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Item 2119 - Eugene O’Neill Signed Document Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

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American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature (1888–1953) known for his dramatic realism and use of vernacular dialogue. DS, one page, 8 x 10.5, October 19, 1948. O’Neill certifies a document from RKO Radio Pictures “relating to the literary property entitled ‘Mourning Becomes Electra,’” confirming his receipt of “an itemized statement of the negative cost of the motion picture.” Signed at the conclusion by O’Neill and countersigned by RKO’s vice president. Attractively double-matted and framed with an image of the playwright to an overall size of 20.5 x 18. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Directed by Dudley Nichols, the screen adaptation of O’Neill’s 1931 play cycle starred Rosalind Russell and Michael Redgrave, both of whom received Academy Award nominations for their skillfully played roles. Despite the fine cast and acting, the movie was a box office failure and recorded a loss of $2,310,000, making it one of RKO's biggest financial disasters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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