WALTER BRENNAN - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/24/1959 - HFSID 255214
WALTER BRENNAN. Carbon Partly Printed DS: "Walter Brennan" in ink on verso, 2p, 8½x14, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1959 September 24. Headed: "Creative Materials and Packages". On letterhead of the William Morris Agency, Inc. in letter form from Brennan to the Agency.
Sale Price $467.50
WALTER BRENNAN. Carbon Partly Printed DS: "Walter Brennan" in ink on verso, 2p, 8½x14, front and verso. Beverly Hills, California, 1959 September 24. Headed: "Creative Materials and Packages". On letterhead of the William Morris Agency, Inc. in letter form from Brennan to the Agency. In part: "I hereby engage you for a term of Three (3) years, commencing on October 19, 1959 as my sole and exclusive agent and representative to negotiate for and with respect to the furnishing, sale, transfer, assignment, lease, license, use or other disposition in all fields and media, anywhere throughout the world (herein collectively referred to as the 'disposition') of, or any part of, the following (a) All creative properties and package shows now or at any time during the term hereof owned, controlled, acquired or created, in whole or in part, by me or by any person, firm or corporation owned or controlled by me, either directly or indirectly...." Brennan agrees to pay 10% of the gross compensation received during the term of the agreement to the William Morris Agency, Inc. Also signed by a representative of the William Morris Agency, Inc. In 1959, Brennan starred as Stumpy in Rio Bravo. Brennan, who did not appear in another film until 1962, was a "Mystery Guest" on the TV game show, What's My Line?, in 1959. 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 folds, not at signatures. Staple holes at upper left blank corner, two file holes at upper blank margin. Light paper clip impression at lower margin is near but does not touch Brennan's signature. Fine condition.
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