The "Sutton Artist Corporation" contract is an agreement for Earl "Fatha" Hines to perform at Shelly Manne's jazz club in Los Angeles, "Shelly's Manne-Hole." "Earl 'Fatha' Hines to perform" January 15-27, 1974, Monday Off. Three shows nightly between hours of 9pm and 2am." For $2500... Flat guaranteed per week." Signed, "Shelly Manne" and "Earl Hines. By the time Hines was scheduled to perform, Shelly's Manne-Hole had closed.
Typed and Printed Document arranging a performance, Signed by both jazz musicians, 4to, New York, NY, Sept. 13, 1973.
Shelly Manne opened Shelly's Manne Hole Jazz Club from 1960-73. Manne's goal of sustaining jazz at a time when it was losing popularity ended in late 1973. After his stand alone club had formally closed, he arranged to use a restaurant after hours as a club for jazz performance in its last year, 1973. Due to finances, however, he couldn't sustain this arrangement and the club closed again before Hines was contracted to play in January 1974. Stan Getz was the last act to play at Shelly's Manne-Hole Jazz Club in 1973.