GENE AUTRY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 218216
Sale Price $510.00
Framed movie photograph still from The Strawberry Roan of the singing cowboy.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Frederick/always your pal/Gene Autry". B/w, 10x8. Movie still from The Strawberry Roan (1947). Matted and framed with a metal captioning plaque to an overall size of 18x18. 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 aradio 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. Photo has light corner creases. Otherwise, fine condition. Not framed in the Gallery of History style. Not reviewed by us for conservation integrity. "As is" matting purchase.
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