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Anne Bancroft’s Film Contract Gets Approval (The Los Angeles Times, November 1951)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California); 21 Nov. 1951; pg. 4.

Too excited to speak, raven-tressed Actress Anne Bancroft, 20, of New York, yesterday vigorously nodded her head to indicate to Superior Judge Orlando H. Rhodes that she was perfectly satisfied with her first motion-picture contract, which she won after appearing for 18 months in New York television productions.

Standing beside her in the Santa Monica courtroom were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Italiano of New York, who likewise said they approved the 20th Century-Fox contract under which their daughter will receive $20,000 for her first year in pictures.

Although income taxes and expenses will take much of her earnings, the actress agreed willingly to a proposal by Judge Rhodes that she invest $75 a week or 15% of her income in government bonds.

A statement of expenses submitted by her mother indicated that the expenses will include a modest trousseau for the starlet’s forthcoming marriage to Actor John Ericson, now playing the lead in a Broadway production of Stalag 17.

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