:: About Us

In 1969, BEVERLY HILLS RECORDS was initially set up as an arm of a motion picture complex in Culver City to be known as Beverly Hills Studios. The complex, formerly Desi Lu Studios, was formed by Martin Leeds, who was head of business affairs for Desi Lu Productions from its onset. He hired music vet, Morris I. Diamond, as head of music.

After a short while, the studio ceased activities when the board of directors decided to use it as a rental instead of utilizing its facilities for producing films and TV shows as originally intended. Diamond was given the Record and Music Publishing companies that had already been in action.

With financing by personal manager, George "Bullets" Durgom; film magnate, Jack Warner; and actor, Telly Savalas, among others, the company was able to carryon its business of signing artists and successfully distributing the product domestically and licensing internationally.

:: Morris I. Diamond

1940 - '42
- Bandboy/Ass't. Mgr: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

1942 - '45 - U 5 Air Force - Flight radio operator 1945 - '51 - Song Plugger

1951 - '58 - Independent Record promoter - (1st in industry to do it on a national scale)

1958 - '60 - Nat'l. Promo Dir. Carlton Records (Anita Bryant, Jack Scott)

1960 - '62 - Nat'l. Promo &. Sales Dir. HanoverSignature Records (Steve Allen, Jose Jimenez)

1962 - '66 - Nat'l. Promo Dir. Mercury Records (Lesley Gore, Brook Benton, Smothers Bros.)

1966 - '69 - Music Consultant/supervisor: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Angry Breed, Double Exposure

1969 - Started Beverly Hills Records - Soundtracks by Morricone, Maurice Jarre: Jackie Vernon, Chet
              Baker+43 albums..still active.

1980 - '92 - Music consultant to Pia Zadora - films &. albums - Music Supervisor for TV show: Georgeous
                         Ladies of Wrestling

1987 - '98 - Booked concerts for Turkey: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Shirley MacLaine,
                         Tom Jones, Julio Iglesias,etc.

1998 - now - Free Lance record producer; licensing Beverly Hills Records worldwide; consultant to film                                                   producers re music and talent.