WALTER BRENNAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 08/22/1956 - HFSID 255732
WALTER BRENNAN. Carbon Partly Printed DS: "Walter Brennan" in ink, 1p, 8½x13¾. Beverly Hills, California, 1956 August 22. Headed: "General Services". On letterhead of William Morris Agency, Inc. in letter form from Brennan.
Sale Price $467.50
WALTER BRENNAN. Carbon Partly Printed DS: "Walter Brennan" in ink, 1p, 8½x13¾. Beverly Hills, California, 1956 August 22. Headed: "General Services". On letterhead of William Morris Agency, Inc. in letter form from Brennan. The actor engages the agency for a term of three years, starting on October 19, 1956, as his "sole and exclusive agent, adviser, manager and representative with respect to my services in all branches of entertainment, publication and related fields, throughout the world." Brennan agrees to pay 10% of the gross compensation "paid and/or payable during or after the term hereof, under or by reason of every engagement, employment or contract covered by this agreement, now in existence or made or negotiated for during the original or extended term hereof, and whether procured by you, me or any third party." Also signed by a representative of the William Morris Agency, Inc. In 1956, Brennan appeared in four feature films, Glory, Come Next Spring, Good-Bye, My Lady and The Proud Ones, and he was also seen on the small screen in episodes of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, Ethel Barrymore Theater, Cavalcade of America and The Ford Television Theatre. In 1936, Walter Brennan (1894-1974) won the first of his three Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards for his role as Swan Bostrom in Come and Get It, set in the Wisconsin woodlands. In 1938, he won the Oscar for his role as septuagenarian horse breeder Peter Goodwin in Kentucky, and Brennan won again in 1940 for The Westerner, playing legendary Judge Roy Bean. From 1957-1963, he was Grandpa Amos McCoy in TV's The Real McCoys. Brennan also portrayed a former cavalry scout raising his grandson in The Guns of Will Sonnett on ABC from 1967-1969. Lightly creased with fold, not at signatures. ¼-inch tear at lower right blank edge. Staple holes at upper blank corners, staple nicks at blank upper edge. Four file holes at upper margin, two at imprinted word. Fine condition.
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