GENE AUTRY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 03/17/1985 - HFSID 280392
Sale Price $342.00
Inscribed and signed 8x10 glossy, shown in the saddle
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Mark/Best Wishes/From/Gene Autry/3-7-85". B/w, 8x10. Gene Autry (1907-1998), the original singing cowboy, appeared in his first western in 1934. He was the only western star to be listed among the top ten moneymakers from 1938-1942. In 1942, Autry was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song for "Be Honest With Me" from his film, Ridin' on a Rainbow. The Gene Autry Show was televised on CBS from 1950-1956, and The Adventures of Champion, which starred Autry's horse, also ran on CBS from 1955-1956. Scheduled opposite the popular series, Rin Tin Tin, it was cancelled in mid-season. Autry's business interests included a radio and TV chain, ranches, oil wells, a flying school, a music publishing company (he wrote 200 songs including "Here Comes Santa Claus") and the California Angels baseball team. Ink note on verso (no show-through). Fine condition.
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