December 20, 2006

20th Century Fox Auctions Off Stars' Contracts

Movie studio, 20th Century Fox, will auction off more than 200 documents signed by stars such as Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and Elvis Presley among many other celebrities!

Proceeds from the sale, which will take place in New York on January 25th through Swann Galleries, will benefit the Motion Picture and Television Fund's insurance fund, a charity for Hollywood actors and employees.

Among the items is a 1946 internal memo advising that Norma Jean Dougherty was changing her name to Marilyn Monroe; Judy Garland's contract in the 1967 film, "Valley of the Dolls" along with the termination letter drafted after she showed up for work inebriated!

Up for auction also is Lucille Ball's contract for the thriller "Dark Corner", which paid her $5,000 a week, or $60,000 for the film.

Read more about the Charity Auction at Variety!

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