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The Tonight Show Signed Contracts Collection (50)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,900.00

When you are turning the channels late at night and happen to see the biggest movie or television stars bantering back and forth with Jay Leno, all have one thing in common: each had to sign a one-page AFTRA contract (8.5 x 11 inches) to allow for his or her appearance and document the mandatory minimum pay. Even though Cameron Diaz or Charlie Sheen do not need the few hundred dollars the contracts call for them to be paid, this system provides protections and minimums for others who are just getting started. The stars have no choice but to sign these documents. It is standard legal procedure. This collection of 50 signed documents is principally comprised of "Standard AFTRA Engagement Contracts" between NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno and thirty-five different featured celebrities. Among the 50 documents, included are twelve other types of documents, all corresponding to the engagement contracts, and these are either executed W-4 forms or "Employment Eligibility Verifications" as directed by the Department of Justice. Each is signed by the contracted performer, all in ballpoint (signature grades mostly ranging from "9" to "10"). The following list identifies all of the celebrities represented by the Tonight Show contracts; those with more than one document (W-4s and/or Employment Eligibilities) are indicated in parentheses: Ben Affleck, Christina Aguilera (2), Clint Black, Nicolas Cage, George Clooney, Courteney Cox (Arquette), Carson Daly, Rodney Dangerfield, Oscar de la Hoya (three different-dated contracts), Cameron Diaz, Gloria Estefan, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt (two different-dated contracts), Jennifer Lopez, Alyssa Milano, Brandy Norwood, Gary Oldman (3), Matthew Perry, David Hyde Pierce, Freddie Prinze Jr., Keanu Reeves, LeAnn Rimes, Smokey Robinson (3), Chris Rock, Dennis Rodman, Carlos Santana (2), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlie Sheen, Brooke Shields, Kevin Spacey, David Spade, Gordon Sumner ("Sting") (2), Hilary Swank, Liv Tyler (3), Billy Joel (employment eligibility verification only), and Steve Williams ("Stone Cold" Austin) (3). And finally, there's also included here an Employment Eligibility Verification for the Tonight Show (without a corresponding contract) signed by Billy Joel. Normal light wear from handling and filing, some with corner staple holes, overall in Excellent condition. Total 50 signed documents. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,900.00


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