Ernest Hemingway

(1899-1961)

 

American novelist, originally a journalist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for “The Old Man and the Sea”,

and of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

 

Contract with RKO Radio Pictures

 

for

 

The Film Rights s to his Novel

 

 

 

"The Sun Also

 

 

Rises"

 

 in the amount of $2,000.00 (the film was finally made by 20th Century Fox in 1957, directed by Henry King, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, starring Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner and Errol Flynn).

May 6, 1932

 

The contract is signed in full and also initialed “E.H.” 4 times. [Havana]; 2 4to sheets, 3pp.; with additional 4to sheet signed by 2 public notaries (Havana and New York)