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    Joseph Barbera Signed Letter to Sammy Davis Jr.'s Agent. Single-page, typed letter on Hanna-Barbera letterhead from president and co-founder Joseph Barbera to Sy Marsh, dated October 4, 1976. Barbera discusses the upcoming production Heidi's Song, stating: "The part of 'Super Rat' is the role that we were thinking of for Sammy Davis Jr. The number 'Ode to a Rat' is going to be dynamic and is a high spot of the motion picture." Davis ultimately accepted the role, later renamed "Head Ratte," in the 1982 animated musical. The letter is signed by Barbera in black ink, and is in Fine to Very Fine condition with light discoloration, fold creases, and a small tear to the right edge, signature unaffected. From the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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