PRESTON S. FOSTER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/03/1942 - DOCUMENT 169275
Foster signed this document for an unidentified auditor in 1942, which state his earnings since the beginning of 1941. Foster had earned a little over $127,000 in under two years, a respectable sum back then. A rare look into Foster's financial affairs.
Document signed "Preston Foster" . With notations in unknown hands in lead and blue pencil. 1 page, 8¼x10¾. Nov. 3, 1942. With stamp from unidentified "Auditing Department", dated Nov. 4, 1942, in upper right corner in purple ink. According to this statement, Foster earned $71,900 "from all sources" for the 1941 calendar year and $56,483.33 from Dec. 31, 1941 to Nov. 3, 1942, the date that he signed this document. Foster (1900-1970, born in Ocean City, New Jersey) was a stage, screen and television actor. He appeared on Broadway (1928-1932) before making his film debut in Pusher-in-the Face in 1929. A "he man" actor in Western and action films in the 1930s and 1940s, Foster's credits include Doctor X (1932), The All-American (1932), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), The Band Plays On (1934), The Last Days of Pompeii (1935), Annie Oakley (1935), The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937), Geronimo (1939), Northwest Mounted Police (1940), My Friend Flicka (1943), Guadalcanal Diary (1943), Tangier (1946), Three Desperate Men (1951), The Time Travelers (1964) and Chubasco (1968, his last film). He also appeared on several TV series, from Cameo Theatre (1950) to 77 Sunset Strip (1964). The multitalented Foster was also a composer, songwriter, guitarist and author. His two best known songs are Good Ship Lalapaloo and Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan. Two binder holes at top, which are slightly torn. Lightly toned and creased. Signature has bled slightly. Light tears on right and left edges. Corners are rounded. Otherwise in fine condition.