FITZGERALD, FRANCIS SCOTT KEY.
Document Signed (F. Scott Fitzgerald), 3 pp, 4to, Los Angeles, September 8, 1939, on Samuel Goldwyn Inc. letterhead, being an employment agreement between the studio and Fitzgerald to work on the film Raffles, also signed by JAMES ROOSEVELT, perforations at upper right corner, very light creasing and toning, otherwise fine. Together with unsigned exhibit A form and TLS from the Goldwyn studios transmitting the contract to the Swanson agency.
In late 1939 Fitzgerald landed a job working at the Goldwyn studio on the remake of Raffles, the story of an aristocratic jewel thief with a penchant for returning the property he has stolen. The length of employment is left open in this contract, and Fitzgerald wound up working for only one week on the film at a salary of $1500. Incidentally, the executive signing on behalf of the Goldwyn Studios is James Roosevelt, eldest son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt who, after a stint in his fathers administration and as a representative for the insurance and wheat industries, went to work for Sam Goldwyn.
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