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Benny Goodman Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

BENNY GOODMAN
Born: May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 13, 1986 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
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.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
2006 An American Girl on the Home Front (Sound), 1957 Benny Goodman Orchestra (in person), 1994 Cari fottutissimi amici (Sound), 1983 Åke Hasselgård story (in person), 2009 Glorious 39 (Sound), 2004 The Notebook (Sound), 1946 Make Mine Music (in person), 1943 The Gang's All Here (in person), 1943 Stage Door Canteen (in person), 1942 Syncopation (in person), 2003-2005 Great Performances (Other), 1997 Benny Goodman's Greatest Hits (Other), 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Other), 1974 Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals (Other), 2008 August (Sound), 2007 Melba Moore: Live in Concert (Sound), 2007 Music and Lyrics (Sound), 2005 End of the Spear (Sound), 2005 Cinderella Man (Sound), 2000 Pollock (Sound), 2000 U-571 (Sound), 1997 Deconstructing Harry (Sound), 1995 Le confessionnal (Sound), 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy (Sound), 1992 Malcolm X (Sound), 1987 Screen Two (Sound), 1986 Miss Mary (Sound), 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Sound), 1981 They All Laughed (Sound), 1980 Stardust Memories (Sound), 1958 Jazz Party (Sound), 1950 I'll Get By (Sound), 1946 Make Mine Music (Sound), 1943 The Gang's All Here (Sound), 1953 The Jackie Gleason Show (Performer), 1954 The Lonely Night (Music Department), 1946 All the Cats Join In (Music Department), 1959 Swing Into Spring! (in person), 1959 The Garry Moore Show (in person), 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (in person), Banda sonora (Sound), 1955 The Martha Raye Show (in person), 1991 Queens Logic (Sound), 1994 Baseball (Sound), 1973 Slither (Sound), 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (Sound), 1955 Omnibus (Sound), 1939 Love on Tap (Sound), 1954 Caesar's Hour (Performer), 1986 Benny Goodman: Let's Dance - A Musical Tribute (in person), 1979 Good Morning America (in person), 1973 This Is Your Life (in person), 1972 Timex All Star Swing Festival (in person), 1971 The David Frost Show (in person), 1971 Drei mal neun (in person), 1965-1966 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1963 The Lively Ones (in person), 1961 Carnegie Hall Salutes Jack Benny (in person), 1957 The Big Record (in person), 1951 Kreisler Bandstand (in person), 1944 Road to Victory (in person), 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937 (in person), 1929 Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra (in person), 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (Other), 2001 Fanfare for America: The Composer Aaron Copland (Other), 1993-1999 American Masters (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 2007 The Water Horse (Sound), 2000-2007 The Sopranos (Sound), 2003 Miss Match (Sound), 2003 Crooked Lines (Sound), 2002 Below (Sound), 2002 Hollywood Ending (Sound), 2002 Hart's War (Sound), 2002 Livshunger (Sound), 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (Sound), 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Sound), 1997 The Game (Sound), 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (Sound), 1991 Lucky Luke (Sound), 1991 The Marrying Man (Sound), 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Sound), 1989 New York Stories (Sound), 1988 Big Business (Sound), 1987 Radio Days (Sound), 1980 Raging Bull (Sound), 1978 F.I.S.T (Sound), 1980 Ça va plaire (Sound), 1980 Ça va plaire (Writer), 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (Sound), 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (in person), 1957 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1972 Le grand échiquier (in person), 1957-1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1991 The American Experience (Sound), 2006 Hollywoodland (Sound), 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (Sound), 2000 Small Time Crooks (Sound), 1995 The Grass Harp (Sound), 1993 Swing Kids (Sound), 1992 A League of Their Own (Sound), 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (Sound), 1987 Laguna Heat (Sound), 1987 Hope and Glory (Sound), 1986 Power (Sound), 1981 Raggedy Man (Sound), 1973 Save the Tiger (Sound), 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (Sound), 1952 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (Sound), 1949 The Stratton Story (Sound), 1948 A Song Is Born (Sound), 1947 The Drummer Man (Sound), 1947 Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Band (Sound), 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (Sound), 1937 Hollywood Hotel (Sound), 1958 African Patrol (Performer), 1948 A Song Is Born (Performer), 2007 A Sheep on the Roof (Sound), 1986 The 28th Annual Grammy Awards (in person), 1981 Signature (in person), 1978 Mitzi... What's Hot, What's Not (in person), 1974 Evening at Pops (in person), 1960-1966 The Bell Telephone Hour (in person), 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (in person), 1950-1962 What's My Line (in person), 1959 The Big Party (in person), 1954 Person to Person (in person), 1943 The Powers Girl (in person), 1937 Hollywood Hotel (in person), 2011 To Russia with Jazz (Other), 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (Other), 1938 For Auld Lang Syne (Other), 1958 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 2011 The Restorers {They Were All Volunteers} (Sound), 2004 Exorcist: The b_eginning (Sound), 2005-2006 So You Think You Can Dance (Sound), 1999 The Girl on the Bridge (Sound), 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: (Sound), 1999 American Masters (Sound), 1997 Private Parts (Sound), 1996 My Fellow Americans (Sound), 1996 The English Patient (Sound), 1995 How to Make an American Quilt (Sound), 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (Sound), 1990 Memphis Belle (Sound), 1988 Crossing Delancey (Sound), 1987 In the Mood (Sound), 1983 Star 80 (Sound), 1981 True Confessions (Sound), 1970 Happy Days (Sound), 1957 Kiss Them for Me (Sound), 1953 I Love Lucy (Sound), 1953 Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (Sound), 1946 After You've Gone (Sound), 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (Sound), 1944 The Shining Future (Sound), 1938 Man-Proof (Sound), 1936 Sinner Take All (Sound), 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (Performer), 1981 Fantasma d'amore (Music Department), 1946 After You've Gone (Music Department), 2004 Benny Goodman: Legends in Concert - The Last Performance (Sound), 2004 Benny Goodman: Legends in Concert - The Last Performance (Writer), 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (Writer), 1982 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 1977 All You Need Is Love (in person), 1963 The World of Benny Goodman (in person), 1960 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (in person), 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (in person), 1957 Washington Square (in person), 1955 Allen in Movieland (in person), 1950 Showtime, U.S.A. (in person), 1950 Star Time (in person), 1944 The Shining Future (in person), 1943 Upbeat in Music (in person), 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (Other), 2008 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (Other), 2000 The Sid Caesar Collection: The Magic of Live TV (Other), 1999 The Century: America's Time (Other), 1989 The Ladies Sing the Blues (Other), 1941 Birth of the Blues (Other), 2010 Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (Sound)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
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)
  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs an index card in blue ink. Signature: "Benny Goodman", 5x3 index card. 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. read more...

    Sale Price $81.00

    $90.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs a 26x20 blue sheet in yellow chalk with a signature of 21x9½. Huge Signature: "Benny Goodman", 26x20 blue sheet signed with yellow chalk. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, Benny Goodman (1909-1986) organized his own orchestra in 1934. read more...

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs an index card in black ink. Signature: "Benny Goodman", 5x3 index card. 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. read more...

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Signature of the famed bandleader, on an album leaf Signature: "Benny Goodman", 4½x5½. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, clarinetist Benny Goodman (1909-1986) organized his own orchestra in 1934. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN, HARPO MARX, CHICO MARX and HERSCHEL BERNARDI These four entertainment professionals signed a paper that also includes a 5x7 unsigned image of each of the performers Signatures: read more...

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • 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. read more...

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs an autograph sentiment on an index card. Autograph sentiment signed: "Best wishes,/Benny Goodman", 5x3 index card. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, Benny Goodman (1909-1986) organized his own orchestra in 1934. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Black and white publicity photograph of a young Benny Goodman wearing a tuxedo. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Herb/many thanks/Best wishes/Benny/6-16-83". B/w, 8x10. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, Benny Goodman (1909-1986) organized his own orchestra in 1934. read more...

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Goodman signed this check in 1957 to pay $1,400 in federal taxes Check signed "Benny Goodman" in blue ink. 8¼x3, perforated top and left edges. April 5, 1957. Check No 15941 for $1,400. read more...

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Black and white publicity photograph of an older Benny Goodman holding his clarinet. Photograph signed: "Best wishes/Benny Goodman". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9¼x6¾ (one surface). Name imprinted at lower margin. read more...

    Sale Price $467.50

    $550.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Black and white with brown hue publicity photograph of a young Benny Goodman with his arms crossed with his clarinet in his lap. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Bill/Best always/Benny Goodman". B/w with brown hue, 8x10. read more...

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Black and white publicity photograph of an older Benny Goodman sitting on a stool holding his clarinet. Photograph signed: "Best wishes/Benny Goodman". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7¼x9 (one surface). Name imprinted at lower margin. read more...

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Black and white with sepia hue publicity photograph of a young Benny Goodman wearing a tuxedo. Photograph signed: "Best wishes/Benny Goodman". B/w with sepia hue, 8x10 overall, image 7½x8¾ (one surface). MCA publicity photograph, captioned at lower margin. read more...

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Black and white publicity photograph of an older Benny Goodman wearing a tuxedo holding his clarinet. Photograph signed: "Benny Goodman". B/w, 8x10. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, Benny Goodman (1909-1986) organized his own orchestra in 1934. read more...

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Black and white publicity photograph of a young Benny Goodman on bended knee playing his clarinet. Photograph signed: "Best wishes/Benny Goodman". B/w, 8x9¾. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, Benny Goodman (1909-1986) organized his own orchestra in 1934. read more...

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Small black and white publicity photograph of Benny Goodman holding his clarinet wearing a bow tie and suit. Photograph signed: "Benny Goodman". B/w, 5x7¼ overall, image 4¼x6¼ (one surface). Name imprinted at lower margin. read more...

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs a contract with the William Morris Agency about payment. Contract signed: "Benny Goodman" for Park Recording Company. Letter form, 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1958 March 26. To William Morris Agency, New York. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs a document with ABC Television to appear in "John Gunther's High Road". Partly Printed Document Double Signed: "Benny Goodman" as Employer and "Benny Goodman" as Leader, 2p (front and verso), 8½x15. New York, New York, 1959 September 28. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs a document with Park Recording Company to appear in a one hour TV special. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Benny Goodman", 4p signed on page 3, 8½x11. New York, New York, 1958 October 3. On letterhead of William Morris Agency. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs a contract with the William Morris Agency employing them for one year to represent him. Partly Printed Contract Signed: "Benny Goodman" as Artist on page 7, 7p, 8½x11, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1966 December 7. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • Bandleader Benny Goodman signed this document in 1951, agreeing to let Columbia Records lower the royalties he received on a 1950 recording of Aaron Copland's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs a document with Park Recording Company, Inc. extending the deadline. Carbon Typed Document Signed: "Benny Goodman" in ink for Park Recording Company, Inc., 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1959 July 21. In letter form to Cunningham & Walsh, Inc. New York, New York. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs a document with and the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. for the employment of musicians under the leadership of Benny Goodman. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Benny Goodman" as Orchestra Leader, 1p, 8¼x10¾. New York, New York, 1951 October 18. read more...

    Sale Price $1,742.50

    $2,050.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs a document agreeing to allow The ABC 25th Anniversary special to use a clip featuring Goodman's appearance on Kreisler Bandstand. Typed Document Signed: "Benny Goodman", 1p, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1977 November 7. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN 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. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN The American bandleader signs a mixed drinks menu from the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York. Menu signed: "Benny Goodman", in pencil, 5½x10½ folded, 11x10½ open flat. He signs on the inside of the cover of a mixed drinks menu from the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York. read more...

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN His Treasure Chest LP, signed in white ink on the front cover Record Album Cover signed: "Benny Goodman", 12½x12½. The Benny Goodman Treasure Chest, featuring radio recordings from 1937-1938. Three records included. read more...

    Sale Price $432.00

    $480.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN 1972 copy of the soundtrack to The Benny Goodman Story, signed with bandleader Benny Goodman's "Best wishes" in purple ink Record album cover signed "To Joni/Best wishes/Benny Goodman" in purple ink. Color, 12½x12½. read more...

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman signs an important typed statement about Eric Simon. Important Typed Statement signed: "Benny Goodman", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1941 April. read more...

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • BENNY GOODMAN Benny Goodman sends a typed note to gossip columnist Radie Harris of thanks for the letter of sympathy. Typed Note signed: "very thoughtful/of you./Benny", 4¼x3½ card. Imprinted: "Benny Goodman" at upper margin. No place, no date. To gossip columnist Radie Harris. read more...

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

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