GILLIGAN'S ISLAND TV CAST - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1964 CO-SIGNED BY: RUSSELL JOHNSON, BOB DENVER, TINA LOUISE, DAWN WELLS, SHERWOOD SCHWARTZ - HFSID 279139
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GILLIGAN'S ISLAND CAST AND CREW: BOB DENVER, RUSSELL JOHNSON, TINA LOUISE, DAWN WELLS, SHERWOOD SCHWARTZColor publicity photo of the castaways on Gilligan's Island standing in a lifeboat and signed by Bob Denver (Gilligan), Russell Johnson ("The Professor"), Tina Louise (Ginger) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann). Also signed and dated by series creator Sherwood Schwartz in 1964. Denver, Johnson and Wells all signed this photo with their real and character names. Photograph signed: "Best wishes from Gilligans [sic] Island,/and me/Sherwood Schwartz/1964", "love 'Mary Ann'/Dawn/Wells", "Russell/Johnson/'The Professor'", "BOB DENVER/'Gilligan'" and "Tina Louise". Color, 10x8 overall, image 9½x7½ (one surface). This photo has all seven principals of Gilligan's Island, who's now-famous "three-hour tour" stretched out to three seasons, from 1964 to 1967. It's been signed by Bob Denver, who played ship's mate and uber-klutz Gilligan; Russell Johnson, who played the ever-resourceful (and rarely-named) "Professor"; Tina Louise, who played sexpot Ginger; and Dawn Wells, who played girl-next-door Mary Ann. Reviled by critics but loved by the public, Gilligan's Island became a pop culture touchstone, for good or for ill, spawning numerous spinoffs, animated cartoons and movies and being parodied by every generation since. BOB DENVER (1935-2005) graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in political science, but it was while at the school that he discovered acting. He is best known for two roles:Maynard G. Krebs on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1963) and bumbling first mate Willie Gilligan on Gilligan's Island (1964-1967). Denver, who would reprise his latter role in several made-for-TV movies, had made his film debut in 1959 (A Private's Affair). His film credits also include Take Her, She's Mine (1963) and Back to the Beach (1987), and Denver also appeared on Broadway in Play It Again, Sam (1969-1970). He also made several guest starring appearances on television, from Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1960) to ET in TV Land (2003), including multiple roles on Love, American Style (1970-1973), Fantasy Island (1980-1983) and many other TV shows. RUSSELL JOHNSON, (1924-2014), was familiar to science fiction film fans of the 1950s, appearing in such favorites as It Came from Outer Space (1953), This Island Earth (released 1955 and mercilessly parodied in Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Movie in 1995) and Attack of the Crab Monsters (1956), as well as a classic Twilight Zone TV episode Back There (1961). He is best remembered to TV fans, however, as "the Professor" (Roy Hinkley) in the sitcom Gilligan's Island (1964-1967 and various reunion made-for-TV movies and specials). TINA LOUISE, born in 1934, is best known for her role as movie star Ginger Grant on the TV sitcom Gilligan's Island (1964-1967). Louise despised the role and made no secret of it on the set. Nor did she wish to have anything to do with the Gilligan cartoon and TV movie follow-ups of the 1970s and 1980s, choosing instead to carve a reputation as a versatile, no-nonsense actress. Louise was also a nightclub singer in the 1950s, recording one album, It's Time for Tina (1957). While she has appeared on other TV shows and in films, DAWN WELLS (1938-2020), remains best remembered as castaway Mary Ann Summers on the TV sitcom, Gilligan's Island (1964-1967). She has appeared in several reunion movies, and Wells has authored a Gilligan's Island cookbook. SHERWOOD SCHWARTZ (1916-2011), born in 1916, was a writer and producer of over 20 movies and TV shows, including The Red Skelton Show (1955-1960) and It's About Time (1966-1967). But he's best known as the creator of two TV sitcoms - Gilligan's Island (1962-1967) and The Brady Bunch (1969-1974) - both of which have spawned endless spinoffs and been the victims of endless parodies. Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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