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    Charles Laughton Signed Contract. A three-page agreement on MGM letterhead, dated August 25, 1934, engaging Laughton for the role of "Micawber" in the 1935 production of David Copperfield, signed by the actor on the last page in black ink. The role was written for Laughton, but when his performance didn't satisfy director George Cukor, he left the film after one week of filming, and was replaced by comedian and Dickens scholar W.C. Fields. (Laughton's wife, Elsa Lanchester, nonetheless made a cameo appearance as Mr. Micawber's assistant, "Clickett.") In Very Fine condition with mild tanning and wear, staple holes to the upper left corners, and the usual punch holes to the top edge. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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