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    Darryl Zanuck Signed Employment Agreement with Twentieth Century-Fox. Darryl F. Zanuck was one of the most dynamic and powerful of all the classic Hollywood "moguls," and this one-page document provides his black fountain ink signature in most desirable form. It's a "New Employment Agreement" dated April 16, 1940, shortly after the release of Zanuck's most influential success to that date, The Grapes of Wrath. The agreement, typed on impressive "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" letterhead paper, notes that Zanuck's contract will expire August 21, 1942, and engages him for an additional period, August 22, 1942 to March 31, 1947. In addition to Zanuck's bold signature, the document is signed by Sidney Kent (20th Century-Fox president) and J. Lang (Assistant Secretary). The fact that Fox is signing Zanuck to a new five-year pact, more than two years before his current one would expire, shows how irreplaceably vital the studio considered him. During the period covered in this agreement, Zanuck headed Fox's studio, personally produced such films as Wilson, The Razor's Edge and My Darling Clementine and received the Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. It is in Excellent condition. A fine tribute to the legendary studio chief, well-remembered for his giant cigar, frequently occupied casting couch, and the alleged remark, "Don't say yes until I finish talking!" Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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