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Benny Goodman signs a document with the William Morris Agency hiring them as his exclusive agent for a period of one year at a commission of ten percent.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "Benny Goodman" as Artist on page 4, 4p, 8½x11, front and verso. New York, New York, 1966 December 7. On letterhead of William Morris Agency, Inc. Headed: "Standard AFTRA Exclusive Agency Contract Under Rule 12-B". "The King of Swing" employs the William Morris Agency as his exclusive agent for a period of one year at a commission of ten percent. Also signed by an Agent of William Morris Agency, Inc. 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 was the first major white bandleader to integrate black and white musicians. Performing for radio, motion pictures and records, Goodman's orchestra became nationally famous. Composers Béla Bartók, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Morton Gould wrote music for him. Lightly creased. Show through of print. Staples and staple holes at upper left corners, 2 file holes at upper margin. Lower right corners clipped. Overall, fine condition.

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Born: May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 13, 1986 in New York City, New York

Film Credits
Banda sonora (Sound), 2011 To Russia with Jazz (Other), 2011 The Restorers {They Were All Volunteers} (Sound), 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (Other), 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (Sound), 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (Other), 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: (Sound), 2009 Glorious 39 (Sound), 2008 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (Other), 2008 August (Sound), 2007 The Water Horse (Sound), 2007 Music and Lyrics (Sound), 2007 Melba Moore: Live in Concert (Sound), 2007 A Sheep on the Roof (Sound), 2006 Hollywoodland (Sound), 2006 An American Girl on the Home Front (Sound), 2005-2006 So You Think You Can Dance (Sound), 2005 End of the Spear (Sound), 2005 Cinderella Man (Sound), 2004 The Notebook (Sound), 2004 Exorcist: The b_eginning (Sound), 2004 Benny Goodman: Legends in Concert - The Last Performance (Sound), 2004 Benny Goodman: Legends in Concert - The Last Performance (Writer), 2003-2005 Great Performances (Other), 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (Sound), 2003 Miss Match (Sound), 2003 Crooked Lines (Sound), 2002 Livshunger (Sound), 2002 Hollywood Ending (Sound), 2002 Hart's War (Sound), 2002 Below (Sound), 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (Sound), 2001 Fanfare for America: The Composer Aaron Copland (Other), 2000-2007 The Sopranos (Sound), 2000 U-571 (Sound), 2000 The Sid Caesar Collection: The Magic of Live TV (Other), 2000 Small Time Crooks (Sound), 2000 Pollock (Sound), 1999 The Girl on the Bridge (Sound), 1999 The Century: America's Time (Other), 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (Other), 1999 American Masters (Sound), 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Sound), 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (Sound), 1997 The Game (Sound), 1997 Private Parts (Sound), 1997 Deconstructing Harry (Sound), 1997 Benny Goodman's Greatest Hits (Other), 1996 The English Patient (Sound), 1996 My Fellow Americans (Sound), 1995 The Grass Harp (Sound), 1995 Le confessionnal (Sound), 1995 How to Make an American Quilt (Sound), 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy (Sound), 1994 Cari fottutissimi amici (Sound), 1994 Baseball (Sound), 1993-1999 American Masters (Other), 1993 Swing Kids (Sound), 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Other), 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (Sound), 1992 Malcolm X (Sound), 1992 A League of Their Own (Sound), 1991 The Marrying Man (Sound), 1991 The American Experience (Sound), 1991 Queens Logic (Sound), 1991 Lucky Luke (Sound), 1990 Memphis Belle (Sound), 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (Sound), 1989 The Ladies Sing the Blues (Other), 1989 New York Stories (Sound), 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Sound), 1988 Crossing Delancey (Sound), 1988 Big Business (Sound), 1987 Screen Two (Sound), 1987 Radio Days (Sound), 1987 Laguna Heat (Sound), 1987 In the Mood (Sound), 1987 Hope and Glory (Sound), 1986 The 28th Annual Grammy Awards (in person), 1986 Power (Sound), 1986 Miss Mary (Sound), 1986 Benny Goodman: Let's Dance - A Musical Tribute (in person), 1983 Star 80 (Sound), 1983 Åke Hasselgård story (in person), 1982 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Sound), 1981 True Confessions (Sound), 1981 They All Laughed (Sound), 1981 Signature (in person), 1981 Raggedy Man (Sound), 1981 Fantasma d'amore (Music Department), 1980 Stardust Memories (Sound), 1980 Raging Bull (Sound), 1980 Ça va plaire (Sound), 1980 Ça va plaire (Writer), 1979 Good Morning America (in person), 1978 Mitzi... What's Hot, What's Not (in person), 1978 F.I.S.T (Sound), 1977 All You Need Is Love (in person), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1974 Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals (Other), 1974 Evening at Pops (in person), 1973 This Is Your Life (in person), 1973 Slither (Sound), 1973 Save the Tiger (Sound), 1972 Timex All Star Swing Festival (in person), 1972 Le grand échiquier (in person), 1971 The David Frost Show (in person), 1971 Drei mal neun (in person), 1970 Happy Days (Sound), 1965-1966 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (in person), 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (Sound), 1963 The World of Benny Goodman (in person), 1963 The Lively Ones (in person), 1961 Carnegie Hall Salutes Jack Benny (in person), 1960-1966 The Bell Telephone Hour (in person), 1960 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (in person), 1959 The Garry Moore Show (in person), 1959 The Big Party (in person), 1959 Swing Into Spring! (in person), 1958 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (in person), 1958 Jazz Party (Sound), 1958 African Patrol (Performer), 1957-1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1957 Washington Square (in person), 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (in person), 1957 The Big Record (in person), 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (Sound), 1957 Kiss Them for Me (Sound), 1957 Benny Goodman Orchestra (in person), 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (Sound), 1955 The Martha Raye Show (in person), 1955 Omnibus (Sound), 1955 Allen in Movieland (in person), 1954 The Lonely Night (Music Department), 1954 Person to Person (in person), 1954 Caesar's Hour (Performer), 1953 The Jackie Gleason Show (Performer), 1953 I Love Lucy (Sound), 1953 Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (Sound), 1952 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (Sound), 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (in person), 1951 Kreisler Bandstand (in person), 1950-1962 What's My Line (in person), 1950 Star Time (in person), 1950 Showtime, U.S.A. (in person), 1950 I'll Get By (Sound), 1949 The Stratton Story (Sound), 1948 A Song Is Born (Sound), 1948 A Song Is Born (Performer), 1947 The Drummer Man (Sound), 1947 Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Band (Sound), 1946 Make Mine Music (Sound), 1946 Make Mine Music (in person), 1946 All the Cats Join In (Music Department), 1946 After You've Gone (Music Department), 1946 After You've Gone (Sound), 1944 The Shining Future (Sound), 1944 The Shining Future (in person), 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (Performer), 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (Writer), 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (Sound), 1944 Road to Victory (in person), 1943 Upbeat in Music (in person), 1943 The Powers Girl (in person), 1943 The Gang's All Here (in person), 1943 The Gang's All Here (Sound), 1943 Stage Door Canteen (in person), 1942 Syncopation (in person), 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (Sound), 1941 Birth of the Blues (Other), 1939 Love on Tap (Sound), 1938 Man-Proof (Sound), 1938 For Auld Lang Syne (Other), 1937 Hollywood Hotel (Sound), 1937 Hollywood Hotel (in person), 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937 (in person), 1936 Sinner Take All (Sound), 1929 Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra (in person)

Theatre Credits
Come Fly Away - Music (March 25, 2010 - September 5, 2010), Swing! - Music (December 9, 1999 - January 14, 2001), Sally Marr...and her escorts - Music (May 5, 1994 - June 19, 1994), Black and Blue - Music (January 26, 1989 - January 20, 1991), Stardust - Music (February 19, 1987 - May 17, 1987), Bubbling Brown Sugar - Music (March 2, 1976 - December 31, 1977), Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue - Music (April 14, 1975 - June 22, 1975), The World of Suzie Wong - Other (October 14, 1958 - January 2, 1960), Seven Lively Arts - Performer (December 7, 1944 - May 12, 1945), Swingin' The Dream - Music (November 29, 1939 - December 9, 1939), Strike Up the Band - Other (January 14, 1930 - June 28, 1930)

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