WALTER BRENNAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/12/1950 - HFSID 259240
THE ACTOR IS GIVEN PERMISSION TO PRIVATELY SHOW BRIMSTONE, ONE OF HIS
WALTER BRENNAN. Typed DS: "Walter Brennan" under "Approved and Accepted" on page 2, 2p, 8½x11, separate sheets. North Hollywood, California, 1950 January 12. In letter form to Brennan from Republic Productions, Inc. The studio grants Brennan the right to "show the 16 mm. print of the photoplay entitled 'BRIMSTONE' which is herewith furnished by us to you, during the remainder of the term of the copyright of said photoplay and any renewal thereof, in consideration of the sum of Ninety Five and 37/100 Dollars ($95.37)...." The permission was granted under certain conditions, including that the print be only shown "for non-profit, private entertainment purposes in your own home and may not be shown in any home other than your own." Brennan was also forbidden to make or permit the making of reproductions of the print. Also signed by an Assistant Secretary for Republic Productions, Inc. Brimstone, a 1949 Western directed by Joseph Kane, starred Rod Cameron as Johnny Tremaine, Brennan as Brimstone "Pop" Courteen and Forrest Tucker as Sheriff Henry McIntyre. In 1950, Brennan was seen on the big screen in Singing Guns, A Ticket to Tomahawk, Curtain Call at Cactus Creek, The Showdown and Surrender. 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. Staple holes at upper left blank corners, two file holes at upper blank margins. Pencil note (unknown hand) at upper left corner and light stain at upper right blank corner of first page. Fine condition.
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