GENE AUTRY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1978 - HFSID 33146
Sale Price $378.00
Photo on horseback, with guitar, inscribed, signed and dated by him in 1978
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To: Patricia/With best wishes/from/Gene/Autry/1978". B/w, 8x10. The year before he signed this photograph, Autry had written songs for Semi-Tough and Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (TV). 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. 1/8x1-inch paper loss at upper left blank margin, else fine condition.
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