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BUD (ELLIS J.) THACKERY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 206660

BUD THACKERY Emmy-winning cinematographer Bud Thackery wrote this letter to an autograph hunter. Accompanied by autograph portion of original mailing envelope, signed by Thackery in the return address. Autograph letter signed "Bud". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand.

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Condition: lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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BUD THACKERY
Emmy-winning cinematographer Bud Thackery wrote this letter to an autograph hunter. Accompanied by autograph portion of original mailing envelope, signed by Thackery in the return address.
Autograph letter signed "Bud". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 8½x11, ruled paper with three binder holes at left edge. In full: "Dear Will: Sorry I was solong [sic] answering - but have had so many requests for photos - I had to find an old Republic negative and get new prints - Retired now but son Frank is carrying on with filmed television Best wishes". Lightly toned and creased. Handwriting, but not signature, is slightly shaky in places, but is legible. Show-through from notations, which touches body of letter but not signature. Light dents at top edge. Light tear in bottom right corner. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Portion of original mailing envelope, signed "Bud Thackery" in return address. 8¼x6½. Addressed to William W. Stanhope, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lightly soiled and creased. Handwriting, but not signature, is slightly shaky in places, but is legible. Irregular edges. American cinematographer Thackery (1903-1990), born Ellis Thackery, shared an Oscar nomination for Best Special Effects in Women at War (1940) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the 1964 TV movie Once Upon a Savage Night. He got his start doing special effects and color separation in movies and serials of the mid-1930s before stepping behind the camera in 1936 to become a cinematographer on serials like Darkest Africa (1936), Undersea Kingdom (1936) and Dick Tracy (1937). In all, he had cinematography and photography credits on almost 170 movies and TV shows between 1936 and 1977. Thackery's name frequently popped up on TV shows beginning in 1954, including Stories of the Century (1954-1955), Commando Cody: Sky Marshall of the Universe (1955), The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956), M Squad (1957-1958), Wagon Train (1957-1964), Thriller (1960-1961), Tales of Wells Fargo (1961-1962), McHale's Navy (1962-1966), The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964), Kraft Suspense Theatre (1964-1965), Laredo (1966), Ironside (1968-1975) and Emergency! (1972-1975).

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