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    Marx Brothers "Duck Soup" Signed Contract. An employment agreement between Leo, Arthur, Julius H., and Herbert Marx (better known as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Zeppo, respectively) and Paramount Pictures, Inc., dated May 16, 1933. the 9" x 11.25" front and back cover contains twenty-one 8.5" x 11" thin printed pages. The contract is for the classic 1933 comedy "Duck Soup" (arguably their best movie), which was untitled at the time this agreement was signed. The contract states that the Marx Brothers were to be paid $200,000 and receive 20 percent of the film's gross. Various pages are signed by Paramount executives and page 15 is signed by the four brothers in blue fountain pen in their birth names, as well as by three Paramount vice presidents. The pages have light aging and handling wear, but the signature page is in Excellent condition with very distinct signatures. The covers are in Fine condition with moderate wear and soiling. The front cover has the titles "Horse Feathers," "Monkey Business," and "Duck Soup" written on the upper right corner in pencil, with the first two crossed out. A great piece of comedy history. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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