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    MGM Agreement and Court Order Letter to Buckwheat. A fascinating packet that includes a three-page court order, dated February 25, 1943, "in the Matter of the contract between Loew's Incorporated, a corporation, and William Thomas, Jr., a minor" - aka "Buckwheat" of Our Gang. Also included is a letter, dated March 23, 1943, typed on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures letterhead (with a frowning Leo the Lion), addressed to "Master William Thomas, Jr."and referring to the wartime court order "to the effect that 10% of your gross weekly salary must be used by you for the purchase of United States Savings Bonds." The letter continues that MGM is not making this deduction, and that it is Master Thomas' obligation to see this deduction is made -- "since your failure to purchase bonds according to the order, would be construed by the court as a violation of the order." The court order is in a 9" x 14" legal packet. The 8.5" x 10.5" letter is signed in black fountain ink by F.L. Hendrickson, has filing holes in the right border and minor folds and creases and is in overall Very Fine condition. An intriguing pair of papers, related both to the comedy of Our Gang and the gravity of Word War II. From the William "Buckwheat" Thomas Jr. Estate.

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