GENE AUTRY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 74405
Sale Price $378.00
GENE AUTRY. Photograph signed: "Gene Autry". B/w with brown hue, 10x8. Still from the 1939 Republic Western, South of the Border. Autry, who was billed as Gene Autry, is pictured with Smiley Burnette (1911-1967), his comic sidekick in dozens of Westerns, in his recurring role as Frog Millhouse. The two played U.S. Government agents who travel to Mexico to stop German agents from starting a revolution there. Autry made nine feature films in 1939. 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. Defects from original negative have reproduced at upper background. Lightly creased and soiled at blank margins. Overall, fine condition.
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