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BIG CONTRACT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Comedian Jackie Gleason sits behind the wheel of his new Buick as
assembly plant manager H.T. Anderson stands along side.

The Buick Motor Company signed Jackie Gleason (above) to one of the largest
contracts ever entered into with an entertainer. Gleason agreed to produce 78
half-hour shows over a two-year period for $6,142,500.

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Original run on CBS: October 1, 1955 – September 22, 1956.

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Art Carney (left) and Jackie Gleason on the Honeymooners set.

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MEMORABILIA RECEIVED THE HIGHEST BID

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The 1919 promissory note (above) from the New York Yankees to the Boston Red
Sox in payment for the sale of Babe Ruth, sold for $1.02 million, the highest price
paid for a sports contract, at an auction Saturday, July 12. The sports memorabilia
auction was held in Baltimore and marked the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s
major league debut.

 

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                     George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.
                     (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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CONTRACT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

Beatles First Contract Brian Epstein 

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Brian Epstein signed his management contract with The Beatles on Monday, October
1, 1962. John Lennon and Ringo Starr signed for themselves and Harold Harrison
and James McCartney signed on behalf of their underage sons. The agreement
gave Epstein a 25% cut of the group’s earnings, provided that they made more
than $400 each per week. Epstein’s copy of the contract was sold at an auction
in 2008.

   

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The Beatles with manager Brian Epstein (center)

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