EDDIE DEAN - BOOK PAGE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: CAROLINA COTTON, BEN JOHNSON, TERRY FROST, FRANK MITCHELL - HFSID 294950
Sale Price $288.00
EDDIE DEAN, CAROLINA COTTON, BEN JOHNSON, TERRY FROST and FRANK
Each Hollywood star signs next to their photograph on this 8½x11 book page.
Book Page signed: "Eddie Dean", "Terry Frost" and on verso "Ben Johnson", "Carolina Cotton" and "Frank Mitchell" B/w 8½x11. EDDIE DEAN (1907-1999), a former singer on the popular National Barn Dance radio program in 1934, became a featured performer on Gene Autry's Melody Ranch and The Judy Canova Show. In 1938, Autry offered Dean a film role in Western Jamboree, beginning an eight-year stint in low budget Westerns, including five Hopalong Cassidy films and the serial, The Lone Ranger Rides Again. Ironically, Dean was not asked to sing until 1944's Harmony Trail, which brought him to the attention of PRC, a low-budget studio. The studio, which hoped to compete with Republic's Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, released the first Eddie Dean musical westerns in color, making their singing cowboy the first star of color "B" Westerns. Dean was first teamed with Emmett Lynn, who was later replaced by Roscoe Ates, his best-remembered sidekick. In addition to his film work, Dean appeared on the TV series, The Beverly Hillbillies (1963), and wrote songs for other country artists, including "One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart", which was a hit for Jimmy Wakely, and "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven", which became one of Tex Ritter's most successful recordings. Dean, who received a "Pioneer Award" from the Academy of Country Music, was inducted into the Western Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1990. CAROLINA COTTON (1925-1997), also known as the Yodeling Blonde Bombshell, had 21 movie appearances to her credit, including Apache Country and Blue Canadian Rockies with Gene Autry and Rough, Tough West with Jock Mahoney. She started out on radio and performing at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre yodeling, singing and playing instruments before her first movie appearance in 1944. She also recorded a number of Western songs, yodeling songs and song tracks. The winner of the 1971 Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Sam the Lion in The Last Picture Show, BEN JOHNSON (1918-1996) was a former ranch hand and rodeo performer before starting in films as a wrangler, stuntman and double for such stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper and James Stewart. After being cast in such features as Mighty Joe Young (1949), Rio Grande (1950) and Wagon Master (1950), Johnson left Hollywood to return to the rodeo in 1953, but soon returned to movies, appearing in more than 300 films over his career. The star of such films as Shane (1953), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), The Wild Bunch (1969), Chisum (1970), The Sugarland Express (1974) and Radio Flyer (1992), Johnson was also an early TV performer, appearing on shows, primarily Westerns, from 1956-1986. In 1996 he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame. TERRY FROST (1906-1993) played supporting roles, usually as a villain or henchman, in dozens of B- Western films of the 1940s and 1950s. He made guest appearances on virtually every TV Western through the mid-1960s, from Range Rider (1951) to Gunsmoke (1966). He later ran a Los Angeles coffee shop and became a popular attraction at B-Western conventions. American actor FRANK MITCHELL (1905-1991) was born in New York City, New York. He appeared in over seventy films between his debut in the 1920 film Humoresque and the 1980 film Coal Miners Daughter. He was part of a comedy duo with Jack Durant and the two appeared in several films together including She Learned About Sailors (1934), 365 Nights in Hollywood (1934) and Music is Magic (1935). Mitchell is best remembered for his roles in the 1952 film Scaramouche and the 1953 film Goof on the Roof. Lightly creased. Slightly worn at corners and edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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