Twice-signed DS, three pages, 8.5 x 11, August 2, 1957. Contract between the Paramount Pictures Corporation and Carlos Gastel and Associates, in which the former agrees to acquire "the necessary motion picture and allied rights in and to the life story and music of W. C. Handy…relating to the photoplay tentatively entitled St. Louis Blues." Signed twice at the conclusion in blue ballpoint by Nat King Cole. Housed in its original legal folder. In fine condition, with some staining to upper left corner of folder.
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