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    Young Robert Blake Three-Document Archive, including Item from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In a 60-year plus career, Emmy Award-winner Robert Blake has achieved both fame (primarily for his performance in 1967's In Cold Blood) and infamy (mainly for his acquittal for the 2001 murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley). This packet, dealing wit Blake's early career, includes a handwritten 6" x 8" note on yellow paper dated September 19, 1944, advising the studio "Please discontinue deductions for Motion Picture Relief Fund from future pay checks," signed "Bobby Blake" in pencil with "James Gubitosi as Father" added (Blake, born Michael Gubitosi, was 10 years old at this time, and playing "Little Beaver" in Wild Bill Elliott's "Red Ryder" Westerns); a Warner Bros. 4" x 6" Employee's Starting Record form, dated March 19, 1947, for Blake's role as "Boy" in the classic The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, noting his social security number, $400 per week salary, address, birthdate and birth place, and signed in pencil "Bobby Blake;" and a 4" x 6" Warner Bros. Starting Record form, dated June 22, 1962, for Blake's role as "Harris" in PT 109, including address, $700 per week salary figure, etc., noting that Blake "traveled to Florida location as of this date" and signed in ink, "Robert Blake." Warner Bros, papers have a stamp on the verso and figures regarding compensation. These are unusual and very rare curios from an actor memorable on a variety of dramatic levels, both on and off screen. In Very Fine condition.

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