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    Samuel Goldwyn Contract with Frances Dade, Beauty of Dracula. She was the beautiful "Lucy" of Dracula, the exquisitely blonde companion of Helen Chandler's Mina, who fell under the spell of Bela Lugosi's demon lover in Hollywood's most famous vampire thriller. Here is a pre-Dracula contract signed by Frances Dade (1910-1968) dated January 2, 1930, in which Samuel Goldwyn Inc. signs Frances to play "Ethel" in Raffles(1930), a romantic comedy that starred Ronald Colman and Kay Francis. Boldly signed in full in black ink by Frances; also signed by Goldwyn's secretary James Mulvey. A tear in the upper left margin of the contract does not interfere with the terms, signatures or overall impact of the piece. Frances Dade made only 11 films, retired from the screen in 1932, and her ethereal loveliness in Dracula while Lugosi hovers over her in her boudoir still haunts vintage horror fans. A very rare autograph in truly desirable form. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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