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    Spencer Tracy's Original Hollywood Signed Contract from 1930. This historic Hollywood contract arranged the feature film debut of Spencer Tracy (1901-1967), two-time Oscar winner considered by many to have been the greatest of American film actors. Director John Ford had seen Tracy in the play The Last Mile, encouraged Fox Films to sign the actor to this contract, and directed Tracy in Up the River (1930, which was also the feature debut of Humphrey Bogart). Tracy's only previous film work had been in Vitaphone short subjects filmed in New York. The 16-page contract comes in its original Fox Film Corporation folder, dated May 6, 1930, employing Tracy for a period of six weeks at $600 per week, with an option for an additional 20 weeks over six months at $750 per week. Boldly signed by Tracy on page 15 with a notary seal and notarization. In Fine to Very Fine condition with tanning and wear. Tracy, of course achieved his greatest fame later at MGM, but this is the contract that originally brought him to Hollywood and paved the way for one of the giants of cinema history. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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