CRAIG STEVENS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 312593
Sale Price $180.00
Signed in blue ink, the actor is shown in this vintage 3½x5¾ candid photograph acquired from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane wearing a light colored suit
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Franic-/Regards-/Craig Stevens", in blue ink, B/w 3½x5¾. CraigStevens (1918-2000, born Gail Shikles, Jr. in Liberty, Missouri) appeared in a long list of feature films in the 1940s and 1950s but is best known for playing the title role in the TV private eye series, Peter Gunn (1958-1961). Stevens, who also starred in Gunn, a 1967 film version of the series, later made a cameo appearance in the made-for-TV movie, Peter Gunn, in 1989. His long list of feature film credits include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Hollywood Canteen (1944), God is My Co-Pilot (1945), Humoresque (1946), Blues Busters (1950) and Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Stevens also appeared in several TV series and miniseries, including Dallas (1981) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), was a guest on series ranging from The Lone Ranger (1950) to Murder, She Wrote (1986). This photograph is from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane, Hawaii natives who moved to California in the 1920's. Francis Zane had a job at the historic Curran Theater and the San Francisco Opera House, which is where he began his massive collection, with photographs and materials ranging from the 1920's to 1960's. The location and luck of his occupation would land him smack dab in the middle of the celebrity world, allowing him to capture some of the most unique and interesting pieces of Hollywood History. Lightly bowed. Ink smeared and faded on signature, but legible. Fine condition.
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