CONTRACT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE PLAY, “ANYTHING GOES”
COLE PORTER. American composer.
Document Signed, four pages, legal folio, May 8, 1953. Also signed by Porter’s co-librettists P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
The contract concerns the production of the musical play, Anything Goes, “on the spoken stage in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in a first-class manner…” and is made between Cole Porter, his co-librettists, and Lars Schmidt of Gothenburg, Sweden. Among the terms of the agreement are details specifying that Schmidt would have exclusive right to produce the play for five years, that he would pay $1,000 in advance plus royalties of six percent of the weekly gross box office receipts, that the play would be produced “at a first-class theatre,” and that the names of the play, author and composer would be announced on all programs and advertisements.
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