FIRST LADY NANCY DAVIS REAGAN - SHIRT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MICKEY GILLEY, DIANE McBAIN, EVELYN LEAR, THOMAS STEWART, CESAR ROMERO, JOHNNY LEE, BOB CRANE, GLORIA SWANSON, COLONEL WALTER CUNNINGHAM, BUTTERFLY McQUEEN, ROBERT MORSE, EMILIO MARCHESE DI BARSENTO PUCCI, ROY HEAD, FLOYD TILLMAN, ARCHIE CAMPBELL, BILL DUFTY, BRIAN PINETTE, RON STONE, (ROY HALSTON FROWICK) HALSTON, SHARON SPEER, BETTY EWING, TONY ULLRICH, PAUL SCHMITT, MICHAEL VOLLBRACHT, HAROLD GUNN - HFSID 285010
Sale Price $765.00
NANCY REAGAN and MANY CELEBRITIES
Gloria Swanson, Butterfly McQueen, Cesar Romero and many others signed this T-Shirt for the band Dallas and the Cowboys. Collected by singer/actress Dallas Hill when she worked for a TV station in Houston, home to many of the signers.
T-Shirt signed: "Nancy Reagan", "Brian Pinette:", "Walt Cunningham", "Robert/Morse", "Ron Stone", "Ken Hudgins", "Butterfly McQueen", "Halston", "Sharon/Speer", "Gloria/Swanson", "Cesar Romero", "To Filomena/Best Wishes/Evelyn Lear", "Emilio Pucci", "Betty Ewing", "Diane McBain", "Bob Crane", "Bell's son/Joey Starr III", "Your Pal/Mickey Gilley", "Love/Roy Head", "Best Wishes/Archie Campbell", "Thomas Stewart", "Tony Ullrich", "'Love'/Paul Schmitt", "Michael/Vollbracht", ""Yours Always/Harold Gunn" and "Floyd Tillman". In addition to these 26 identified signers, there are more than a dozen more yet to be deciphered. Dallas Hill, a Texas singer and actress, collected signatures on this T-shirt while working for an ABC affiliate in Houston. Screen actress Nancy Davis became NANCY REAGAN, thereafter adding to her credits the roles of First Lady of California (1967-1975) and of the United States (1981-1989). BRIAN PINETTE is an independent stage and film producer whose credits include the indie film I'm Frightened, Julie Andrews and Butterfly McQueen's one-woman show. WALTER CUNNINGHAM was LEM pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. Cunningham left NASA in 1971 for Harvard Business School, and prospered since as an entrepreneur, radio talk show host and author. His astronaut memoir, The All-American Boys, was published in 1977. ROBERT MORSE won a Tony for his starring role in Frank Loesser's 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Morse entered Broadway Valhalla when he sang the show's big hit, "I Believe in You", reprising the role for the film version. In 1990, he won another Tony for his one-man Truman Capote show, Tru. RON STONE (d. 2008) was an iconic news anchor with KPRC-TV, Houston, and owner of a production company, Stone Films. Texas-born character actor KEN HUDGINS played guest roles on many TV, mostly Westerns, and in the film Sugarland Express (1974). Thelma "BUTTERFLY" McQUEEN earned her nickname from a ballet dance performance. She debuted on Broadway in Brown Sugar (1937) and two years later played her first and most memorable movie role, that of Prissy, the young slave, in Gone With the Wind. Leaving films after being given stereotyped roles in the 1940s, she returned in the 1970s, and also had a one-woman stage show. Roy HALSTON Frowick (d. 1990), was a clothing designer whose popularity peaked in the 1970s. His marketing agreement with J.C. Penney made his trendy costumes - and his best-selling perfume - available to women of modest means. SHARON SPEER is a character actress also featured in many TV commercials. GLORIA SWANSON (1897-1983) was one of the reigning queens of the silent screen. She was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress for Sadie Thompson (1928), The Trespasser (1929) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). Swanson left Paramount in 1926 and, bankrolled by Joseph P. Kennedy, produced her own films. Having retired from film in 1934, she made her third comeback and most successful comeback in 1971 on Broadway in Butterflies Are Free. A Broadway actor from 1927 and film performer from 1933, CESAR ROMERO (1907-1994) said that his favorite movie role was that of Cortez in The Captain from Castille (1947). His TV roles included "The Joker" on Batman (1966-1968) and Peter Stavros, who married Jane Wyman's Angela Channing on Falcon Crest (1985-1988). American soprano EVELYN LEAR (1926-2012) was born in Brooklyn, New York. She played more than 40 operatic roles between 1959 and 1992, on the world's great stages (the Metropolitan, La Scala, Berlin State Opera, etc.) She won a Grammy in 1966 for Best Opera Recording and was married to operatic bass-baritone THOMAS STEWART, known for his Wagnerian roles, from 1955 until his death in 2008. EMILIO PUCCI (1914-1992), a decorated Italian bomber pilot during World War II, became a noted fashion designer. His creations included not just high fashion, but a NASA logo and uniforms for pilots, stewardesses and grounds crews of Braniff Airlines. BETTY EWING was a columnist with the Houston Chronicle for 27 years (1964-1992). Supporting actress DIANE McBAIN starred in the TV series Surfside 6 (1960-1962) and made frequent guest appearances through the 1960s. She appeared less frequently thereafter, but recently played the grandmother in several episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. BOB CRANE (1928-1978) was twice nominated for an Emmy in his role of Colonel Robert E. Hogan in the popular television sitcom, Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971). Murdered in 1978, Crane was portrayed unflatteringly in the film Auto Focus (2002). Country singer/entrepreneur MICKEY GILLEY is best known for founding Gilley's Club, the most famous country nightclub in the world, which was immortalized in the 1980 film, Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta. Today, Gilley, who charted 17 No. 1 country hits, including the honky-tonk classic, "A Headache Tomorrow (Or A Heartache Tonight)", continues to perform at his theater in Branson, Missouri. ROY HEAD, performing solo and with his band, The Traits, recorded many rock and country hits, including the blue-eyed soul chart-topper "Treat Her Right" (1966). He entered the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2007. ARCHIE CAMPBELL, writer and performer of humorous songs, joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1958. He made many appearances on TV's Hee Haw. His hit records include "Rindercella", "Beeping Sleuty" and "Pee Little Thrigs." TONY ULLRICH is a bluegrass banjo ("banjer") player who has taught the 5-string banjo in Houston since 1972. PAUL SCHMITT (1893-1983) was a California based painter in oils and watercolors, and designer of miniature yachts. MICHAEL VOLLBRACHT, winner of the fashion industry's Coty Award in 1980, was head designer for Bill Blass from 2003 to 2007. He is also a popular artist and illustrator, featured in The New Yorker and other publications. Texas radio and TV personality HAROLD GUNN hosted an outdoor show, discussing fishing hunting and other topics. He was also a horror host, featured on Boo Theatre and other scary movie forums. Country music singer/songwriter FLOYD TILLMAN (d. 2003) had his biggest hits in the 1940s, including "They Took the Stars Out of Heaven" and "I Love You So Much It Hurts." He is enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Lightly toned. Multiple signatures light but legible. Otherwise fine condition.
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