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GENE AUTRY - SHEET MUSIC SIGNED 08/03/1989 - HFSID 226559

GENE AUTRY Sheet music to I'm Oscar - I'm Pete from The Phantom Empire, signed with Gene Autry's Best Wishes" in 1989. The Phantom Empire, a 1935 serial, was one of Autry's first credited movie appearances. Sheet music signed "Best Wishes/From/Gene Autry/8-3-89". B/w, 6 pages, 9½x12¼.

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Reg. $380.00

Condition: fine condition
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GENE AUTRY
Sheet music to I'm Oscar - I'm Pete from The Phantom Empire, signed with Gene Autry's Best Wishes" in 1989. The Phantom Empire, a 1935 serial, was one of Autry's first credited movie appearances.
Sheet music signed "Best Wishes/From/Gene Autry/8-3-89". B/w, 6 pages, 9½x12¼. Copy of I'm Oscar - I'm Pete from the serial The Phantom Empire, starring Gene Autry. By Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette, arranged by Nick Manoloff. ©1935 M. M. Cole Publishing Co. of Chicago, Texas, distributed through Calumet Music Co., Chicago, Illinois. The Phantom Empire (1935), a curious mix of Flash Gordon-style science fiction and singing cowboy western, was the first serial starring that Autry. It was released the same year as Tumbling Tumbleweeds, his first credited movie appearance. Autry has two other uncredited movie roles before this, both of them Ken Maynard westerns released in 1934: In Old Santa Fe and the serial Mystery Mountain (1934). Interestingly, Autry appeared in both of these with future sidekick Lester Alvin "Smiley" Burnette, who also appeared uncredited. Autry (1907-1998, born Orvon Grover Autry in Tioga, Texas), 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 to 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 to 1956, and The Adventures of Champion, which starred Autry's horse, also ran on CBS from 1955 to 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 toned, soiled, scuffed and creased. Spine is very worn and torn at top and bottom edges. rounded corners. Light tears along right edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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