CRASHING THRU MOVIE CAST - INSCRIBED PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK CO-SIGNED BY: TRIS COFFIN, GEORGE J. LEWIS - HFSID 341431
Sale Price $510.00
CRASHING THRU MOVIE CAST
Black and white still from the 1949 film signed by actors George J. Lewis and Tris Coffin
Inscribed printed photograph signed in ink: "To Steve-All the best/Tris Coffin", "Sincerely/George J. Lewis", B/w 10¼x8. A leading man of Republic serials of the 1940s, and a frequent guest on TV Westerns and adventure series of the 1950s and sixties, TRIS COFFIN (1909-1990) starred in an "atomic powered rocket flying suit" in the 12-part King of the Rocket Men (1949). He made multiple appearances in at least a dozen of the best known TV series of the era, including Kit Carson, The Cisco Kid, Judge Roy Bean, Wild Bill Hickok, The Adventures of Superman, 77 Sunset Strip, Death Valley Days. He appeared in the pilot episode of The Lone Ranger, as the older brother whose killing inspired the title character to adopt his masked persona. GEORGE J. LEWIS (1903-1995), who was born in Mexico, made hundreds of appearances on both the small screen after making his feature film debut in The Spanish Dancer (1923). He appeared in a long list of Westerns, and Lewis also appeared in Western TV series beginning in 1951, when he made his series debut on The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok in 1951. Lewis was seen in recurring roles in a number of other Western shows, including The Roy Rogers Show (1952), The Range Rider (1952-1953), The Gene Autry Show (1950-1955), Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1955-1956), The Lone Ranger (1949-1956) and Annie Oakley (1954-1956), before breaking character to make several appearances on 77 Sunset Strip (1960-1961). He was last seen on the small screen on an episode of Family Affair (1969). Slightly toned. Corners worn and creased. Slight surface scratches and dents (not seen head on). Paper remnant on verso. Slightly soiled. Some areas of ink smeared, but clearly legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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