DOODLES WEAVER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE JAY, REX ALLEN - HFSID 26233
Sale Price $315.00
DOODLES WEAVER, REX ALLEN and GEORGE JAYAlbum leaf signed by all three entertainment figures. Weaver includes a self-caricature of himself as "(Prof Feetlebaum)" Autograph Note signed: "Best luck to George S-/See you in the Spring/Sincerely/Doodles Weaver", 7¾x10 album leaf. Weaver, who has signed at lower half of sheet, has drawn an arrow to a self-caricature that he has labeled "(Prof Feetlebaum)". Magazine photo, b/w with sepia hue, ¾x¾ affixed at lower margin. Also inscribed and signed at upper portion of sheet: "George Sanders-/Thanx (sic) for your great/visit with me on 'Show People's Show'/Much luck./George Jay". Magazine photo, b/w, 1¼x1¼, affixed at left margin. Signed on verso: "'Thanks George'/You have been swell to me-/Rex Allen/1949". Magazine photo, b/w, ¾x1 affixed at mid-right margin. Born Winstead Sheffield Weaver, DOODLES WEAVER (1912-1983) was a wacky comic actor and a featured performer with Spike Jones's hilarious band, The City Slickers. One of his classic routines was his mile-a-minute parody of an overly excited sports announcer calling a horse race. Weaver has pictured himself as the character, who shouts "Feetlebaum" out of the blue, in this drawing. A popular radio and television star in the 1940s and 1950's, Weaver also appeared in a number of feature films, including Topper (1937), Kitty Foyle and Li'l Abner (both 1940), This is the Army (1943), The Ladies' Man (1961), Pocketful of Miracles and The Errand Boy (all 1961), It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Birds, The Nutty Professor and Tammy and the Doctor (all 1963), The Rounders (1965), Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) and Earthbound (1981). Weaver, who committed suicide in 1983, was the uncle of actress Sigourney Weaver. REX ALLEN (1920-1999) was one of the last of the singing cowboys, but got his start in music, not acting. He began playing fiddle when he was 11 years old; he also had a short-lived career in rodeo, which ended after he was injured by a bull. Allen returned to music and became a popular singer on National Barn Dance on Chicago's WLS radio station. He released his first album in 1949, the same year that he appeared in his first movie, Republic's The Arizona Cowboy. Originally considered a possible replacement for Roy Rogers, Allen went on to appear in over 30 movies and TV shows between 1949 and 1986, including Republic's TV series Frontier Doctor (1958-1959). He appeared in 12 movies with Slim Pickens in the 1950s (as well as an episode of Frontier Doctor). Audiences from the 1960s on may be more familiar with Allen's voice though: He narrated a number of Disney films including The Legend of Lobo (1962), The Incredible Journey (1963) and Charlie the Lonesome Cougar (1967), as well as narrating the 1973 Hanna-Barbera adaptation of Charlotte's Web. Allen continued recording into the 1970s and scored a hit in 1962 with Don't Go Near the Indians, which peaked at No. 4 on the country charts and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.GEORGE JAY(b. 1917) ran a radio interview show in the 1940s and 1950s. He left broadcasting to form a talent agency specializing in voiceovers. Chipped at right edge. Writing on front shows through on verso, touches "Allen". Otherwise, fine condition.
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