Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan begins his career as a film Director with 20th Century Fox

Partly printed Document Signed, "Elia Kazan," one page, 8.5" x 3.5", Beverly Hills, March 3,1944, being a California non-resident tax exemption form in which Kazan, listing his main residence in New Rochelle, N.Y., claims a $4,300 exemption for the calendar year of 1944. Besides his $3,500 deduction for Kazan and his wife, he claims two dependents ($800). Kazan lists his source of income as "20th Century-Fox Film Corp., Beverly Hills, Cal." File holes at top obscure several words of text but not signature. Fine condition.

Kazan's successful theatrical success in New York brought him to the attention of Hollywood executives in the mid 1940s and began receiving offers from MGM, Warner Brothers and others. Most of the offers didn't appeal to Kazan until he was brought over to Twentieth Century Fox, as Kazan styled it, "the 'goyish' studio, to meet Louis D. Leighton, a producer, who was going to make a film of Betty Smith's novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan, Elia Kazan: A Life (2011)." Kazan signed with Fox and moved to California in the spring of 1944. Kazan directed five films for the studio including The Sea of Grass, Boomerang!, and Gentleman's Agreement

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