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THE BEACH BOYS (MIKE LOVE) - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/30/1977 - HFSID 275340

MIKE LOVE, THE COUSIN OF BRIAN, DENNIS AND CARL WILSON AND ONE OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE BEACH BOYS, AGREES TO APPEAR AS HIMSELF IN A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE THAT WOULD SCORE HIGH RATINGS AND LEAD TO A RESURGENCE

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MIKE LOVE, THE COUSIN OF BRIAN, DENNIS AND CARL WILSON AND ONE OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE BEACH BOYS, AGREES TO APPEAR AS HIMSELF IN A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE THAT WOULD SCORE HIGH RATINGS AND LEAD TO A RESURGENCE IN THE POPULARITY OF THE SINGING DUO, JAN AND DEAN

MIKE LOVE and PAT ROONEY. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Mike Love" as Player and "Pat Rooney" as Producer, 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1977 November 30. Headed: "Actors Television Motion Picture Day Players Contract". Love, who had begun his employment on November 3, 1977 (this is the "second issue" of his agreement) contracts with E.M.I. Television Programs, Inc. to appear as himself in the 1978 made-for-TV movie, Deadman's Curve, a biopic about the rock 'n' roll singing duo, Jan and Dean (the real Jan Berry would appear in the film in an uncredited cameo role). Love is to be paid $225 for his one-day of filming. Love's social security number is blacked out on the form. Lightly creased with folds, not at signatures. Staple holes at upper left corner, two file holes at upper blank margin. Fine condition. Accompanied by Partly Printed DS: "Michael E Love", 1p, 8x11. No place, 1977 November 30. Headed: "Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate". W-4 form filled out in print by Love, giving his full name ("Michael Edward Love") and Santa Barbara address. Love has checked the "Single" box but has not listed any allowances. His social security number has been blacked out on this form. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature or writing. Staple holes at upper left margin, Two file holes at upper margin. Fine condition. The made-for-TV movie, Deadman's Curve, was first aired on February 3, 1978. Richard Hatch starred as Jan Berry and Bruce Davison co-starred as Dean Torrence.  A number of stars made appearances as themselves, including Love and Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys and Dick Clark. Wolfman Jack, who was originally signed to play himself, portrayed The Jackal in the film, which was directed by Richard Compton. PAT ROONEY was the Producer. She had previously produced Black Eye (1974), and Rooney was the executive producer of Fools (1970). In 1978, Love was also seen on the big screen in Almost Summer. MIKE LOVE was the cousin of BRIAN WILSON (born in 1942), DENNIS WILSON (1944-1983) and CARL DEAN WILSON (1946-1998), who, along with college friend AL JARDINE, were members of the original Beach Boys, who were formed by Brian. Their first song, "Surfin'", which captured the California scene, was released to popular reviews, and a string of hits, most written by Brian and Love, followed, including "California Girls", "Surfin' USA", "Surfer Girl", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Don't Worry Baby", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "God Only Knows", "I Get Around", "Help Me, Rhonda" and "Good Vibrations". Love, who was not always given writer's credit, lost million dollars in royalties. He was later awarded $12 million after suing Brian, who had received a $25 million settlement from Irving Music (both cousins said there was no malice involved - they had turned to the courts to settle the royalties matter). Love has been nominated for a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "Kokomo" from the 1988 film, Cocktail, and his other songs can be heard on a long list of films. Well known for wearing a hat, Love has also appeared as himself in several films and on TV shows. Two items. Authenticated by Roger Epperson.

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