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    Donnie Dunagan Letter Firing His Agent at Age Five. Two copies of a typed letter dated December 1, 1939, addressed to the Rodney Pantages Inc. agency, giving notice that "...your services or the services of your corporation will no longer be required to represent Donnie Dunagan..." Both copies are signed by Dunagan's mother, father, and five-year-old Donnie himself. After such films as Mother Carey's Chickens, Son of Frankenstein and Tower of London, the Dunagan family apparently felt Donnie should have been landing higher profile roles in Hollywood. Their courage was justified; several months after firing this agent, Donnie won the job of providing the fawn's voice in Disney's Bambi. Each copy has some border chips, and one copy has a minor stain to the side of the signatures, overall in Very Fine condition. A highly unusual artifact, giving insight to the challenges facing a child actor in 1939 Hollywood. From the Donnie Dunagan Archive.

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