Signed contracts featuring an array of stars including Marilyn Monroe
, Elvis Presley
and Marlon Brando
are to be auctioned off by film studio 20th Century Fox next year. Over 200 celebrity contracts will go under the hammer in New York in a bid to raise money for a Hollywood film charity, including a 1946 memo informing the industry a young Norma Jean Dougherty was changing her name to Marilyn Monroe.
Twentieth Century Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman says, "These papers are so cool that, as a fan of that history, I will have to restrain myself from bidding."
A contract allowing Elvis to wear his hair how he pleased for Love Me Tender
, Brando's 1951 contract for movie Viva Zapata
and documents bearing the signatures of Rita Hayworth
, Judy Garland
, Cary Grant
- among others - will also be available to the purchasing public. The proceeds of the sale, which will take place on January 25, will go to the Motion Picture and Television fund.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)