“Benny Goodman Story” Movie Poster & 7 Lobby Cards
Original studio stamped Benny Goodman Story (1956) movie poster and 7 lobby cards. Plot: Story of swing band leader ‘Benny Goodman’ (Steve Allen) from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938. The young Benny Goodman is taught clarinet by a Chicago music professor. He is advised by bandleader Edward Ory to play whichever kind of music he likes best, but to make a living, Benny begins by joining the Ben Pollack traveling band. Benny’s performances on a popular Saturday night radio program result in Fletcher Henderson (Sammy Davis Sr.) volunteering to do some arrangements for him. On the west coast, the radio show’s early start has made Benny’s music a sensation with a younger generation. The romance with society girl Alice (Donna Reed) is disconcerting to Benny’s mother (Berta Gersten), but by the time her son plays Carnegie Hall, all is well and Mrs. Goodman has personally invites her future daughter-in-law to sit by her side.
Measurements: 27″W X 41″H