GENE AUTRY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 12/18/1986 - HFSID 226558
Sale Price $378.00
GENE AUTRY. Photograph signed: "Gene Autry/12-19-86". B/w, 8x10. Publicity still from the 1950 Columbia Western, The Blazing Sun, which also starred Pat Buttram as Autry's sidekick. Captioned at lower margin. In the year he signed this photograph, Autry appeared in the documentary, Bad Girls in the Movies. 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. Lightly soiled at blank margins. Fine condition.
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