Law: Spear v. Dionne, et al.

Among the newshawks, photographers, gawkers and sharpers who hurried to the sleepy village of Callander, Ont. at the end of May 1554 was a Chicago promoter named Ivan I. Spear. Three days after the Dionne Quintuplets were born, Papa Oliva Dionne signed a contract with Promoter Spear to exhibit himself, his wife and ten children* at Chicago's World's Fair under the auspices of the Century of Progress Tour Bureau. Net revenues, including photographic rights, were to be divided: Tour Bureau 70%, Papa Dionne 23%, Rev. Daniel Routhier (Papa Dionne's manager) 7%. For signing the agreement...

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