Langdon, Harry - Orig. 1934 Signed 1 Page Contract w/ Columbia Pictures - RARE
Signed 8 ½ x 11, one page December 5, 1934, agreement which is exercising an option on Harry’s original June 1934 contract with Columbia Pictures.
Signed in the lower left by Harry Langdon. Also signed by Columbia Pictures Studio Manager, Wes Holman.
Two punch holes at top. Two mailing folds. Some minor wrinkling to the page. Dec. 17, 1934, blue Columbia Pictures Inc. mail department handstamp on verso.
This contract comes with an original 1963 20th Century-Fox promo still for the comedy compilation film, “Thirty Years of Fun”. The still is very fine. Will make a great display.
Langdon signed material is uncommon. Signed contracts are rare.
Silent screen comedian Harry Langdon came to Columbia after having appeared in a number of shorts for Hal Roach, Educational, and Paramount. In the summer of 1934, Arthur Ripley, a veteran Mack Sennett staff writer, introduced Harry to Jules White. White signed Harry to a series of shorts in which he was later paired with, at various times, Monty Collins, Una Merkel, Elsie Ames (who shares above-the-title billing in a few shorts) and finally El Brendel, who was appearing in his own series of two-reelers. Langdon's death in 1945 would also end Brendel's association with studio's shorts department.