SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF The B Horror movie producer writes to director Ralph Bakshi, detailing his desire to create a long term business relationship with him. Typed letter signed: “Sam”, in blue ink, 7¼x10½. August 31, 1973. Beverly Hills, California. In full: “Dear Ralph: I am enclosing a copy of Mr. Zimbert’s letter dated August 30, 1973 to Bruce Ramer, outlining very generally our desire to create a long relationship with you. I am certain there will be many things to discuss. Best personal regards. Sincerely”. Originally studying to become a lawyer, Samuel Z. Arkoff (1918-2001) ended up becoming one of the most known producers in the B movie scene, primarily working on B horror movies. Partnering with James H. Nicholson, Arkoff and Nicholson headed American International Pictures, with Arkoff serving as vice president. Under the label, several cult classics were made, including Blacula (1972), I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), and The Thing with Two Heads (1972). His most financially successful film, with Arkoff acting as executive producer, was The Amityville Horror (1979). Ralph Bakshi (b. 1938) is a director of animated and live action films, most popularly known for his work on the adult animation Fritz the Cat. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Light surface creases. Fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 38353
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