Signed writer's contract from 1965 between Jack Nicholson and the agency of Adams and Ray, 1965

[Jack Nicholson]

N.p. N.p., 1965. Standard writer's contract between Jack Nicholson and the agency of Adams and Ray, dated March 4, 1965, signed by all three parties, and setting up a standard 10% fee for the agency for any work obtained on Nicholson's behalf.

Though Nicholson is not known today as a writer, in 1965 he had aspirations to be one. Just prior to the signing of this contract he had co-written the screenplay for "Thunder Island" (1963), a film in which he did not appear, and "Flight to Fury" (1964). The latter was an early effort for noted director Monte Hellman, who would go on to feature Nicholson in his classic Western films, "Ride in the Whirlwind" (1965) and "The Shooting" (1966).

After signing with Adams and Ray, Nicholson wrote "The Trip" (1967) for Roger Corman, "Head" (1968) with director Bob Rafelson, and his directorial debut, "Drive, He Said" (1971). "Drive, He Said" would be Nicholson's final effort as a writer, and one of several key films he would make with BBS, the production company that produced "Head," "Easy Rider" (1969), "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), "A Safe Place" (1971), and "The King of Marvin Gardens" (1972).

Eight pages, self-wrappers, saddle stapled. Near Fine.

[Book #160153]