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BENNY GOODMAN - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JEWEL & WARRISS (BEN WARRISS) - HFSID 165732

BENNY GOODMAN and BEN WARRISS Benny Goodman and Ben Warriss sign an album leaf. Signatures: "Benny Goodman" and, on verso, "Ben Warriss", 5½x4 album leaf. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, BENNY GOODMAN (1909-1986) organized his own orchestra in 1934.

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BENNY GOODMAN and BEN WARRISS
Benny Goodman and Ben Warriss sign an album leaf.
Signatures: "Benny Goodman" and, on verso, "Ben Warriss", 5½x4 album leaf. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, BENNY GOODMAN (1909-1986) organized his own orchestra in 1934. In 1935, he formed the Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa and Teddy Wilson; it became a quartet in 1936 when Lionel Hampton joined. Goodman, who became known as "The King of Swing", was the first major white bandleader to integrate Black and white musicians. Performing on radio and in motion pictures in addition to recording, his orchestra became nationally famous. Composers such as Béla Bartók, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Morton Gould wrote music for Goodman. British comedian BEN WARRISS (1909-1993) and his cousin, JIMMY JEWEL (1909-1995), were billed as England's Abbott & Costello. Warriss and Jewel co-starred in the 1962 TV movie, At Home With Jimmy and Ben, and Warriss also appeared in Rhythm Serenade (1943), What a Carry On! (1949), Let's Have a Murder (1950) and Top of the Bill (1971). Light stain touches the flourish of the "n" in Goodman, ink stains on verso touch Warriss' signature. Irregular left edge from removal from bound book. Overall, fine condition.

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