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    Charles Laughton Signed Contract, Leading to Mutiny on the Bounty. A 23-page standard contract between Laughton and MGM, dated July 5, 1934, engaging the actor for two films: The Barretts of Wimpole Street and Marie Antoinette . He never made the latter, but instead starred as the infamous Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty, his trademark performance. This contract is of special personal interest because Laughton has crossed out the traditional "Morals Clause" that appeared in Hollywood contracts at the time. Laughton's biographers have noted his sensitivity about his homosexuality, and presumably he refused to compound his sexual concerns with legal stipulations. Laughton signed the last page of the contract in blue ink. In Very Fine condition with standard wear, and stapled into a legal carrying folder. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. An historic contract that led to one of Hollywood's all-time classic performances.Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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