Lot #827
Boris Karloff Document Signed

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Estimate: $400+


DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, October 19, 1931. Karloff agrees to render to Fox Films Corporation "services, as an actor, at a salary of One Hundred Fifty ($150.00) Dollars per day-Three (3) days guarantee." Signed neatly at the conclusion in fountain pen by Karloff and countersigned by casting director J. E. Gardner. In fine condition.

The filming for Frankenstein had finished just two weeks earlier on October 3rd and the movie would go on to premiere in November. This loan-out was a result of Universal's uncertainty about the success of Frankenstein; they thought Dracula (released earlier in 1931) might have been a fluke, and so loaned Karloff to Fox for their filming of Business and Pleasure as an unbilled member of the supporting cast. Like Dracula, Frankenstein became wildly successful, and the American horror genre was born.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #643 - Ended September 14, 2022

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