JAY "TONTO" SILVERHEELS - MAGAZINE PAGE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GAIL DAVIS, HUGH O'BRIAN, RAY WALSTON, DUNCAN "THE CISCO KID" RENALDO, SID MELTON, PAMELA BRITTON - HFSID 294915
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CLASSIC TELEVISION: JAY SILVERHEELS, GAIL DAVIS, HUGH O'BRIAN, RAY WALSTON, DUNCAN RENALDO, SID MELTON and PAMELA BRITTON
All 7 sign next to their images on a magazine photo retrospective.
Magazine Page signed: "Gail/Davis", "Duncan Renaldo/Cisco Kid", "Jay/Silverheels", "Hugh O'Brian" and on verso "Sid/Melton", "Ray Walston", "Pamela Britton". 1 page (front and verso), 8x11. The first four have signed under the printed caption: "A Trip Down Memory Lane: Ride "Em Cowboy". (Five other stars of classic TV Westerns are also shown here.) The final three signed in a series captioned "Families We'll Never Forget." All have signed near their images with Britton crossing out the erroneous caption identifying her as Barbara Britton. Actor GAIL DAVIS (1925-1997) was discovered by Gene Autry, who had featured her in nearly 20 of his movies and 30 of his own program's episodes before giving her a series of her own. A skilled rider and a crack shot, Davis did most of her own stunt work. HerAnnie Oakley (1952-1956) was the first TV western with a female star. DUNCAN RENALDO (1904-1980, born Renault Renaldo Duncan in Spain), who signed with MGM in 1928, played mostly Latin lovers in late silents and early "talkie" films. In 1932, he spent almost a year in prison on illegal entry charges filed by immigration authorities; he was later pardoned by President Roosevelt. In the 1940s, Renaldo was selected to be one of The Three Mesquiteers, the heroes of a series of popular Westerns. These Westerns and a 1945 feature film, The Cisco Kid Returns, led to the television role for which he is best remembered: The Cisco Kid.Televised from 1950-1955, The Cisco Kid was one of the most durable of television's early westerns and was one of the first series to be filmed in color. Renaldo's film credits include The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929), South of the Border and The Lone Ranger Rides Again (both 1939), Down Mexico Way (1941), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), The Fighting Seabees (1944), Two Years Before the Mast (1946), The Gay Amigo (1949) and Jungle Gold (1966, his last film). JAY SILVERHEELS (1912-1980), born on the Six Nations Reservation in Ontario, Canada to a Mohawk chief, is best known for playing Tonto, the Lone Ranger's "faithful Indian companion," on one of television's most popular westerns (1949-1957). A former star athlete, Silverheels went to Hollywood as a stuntman in 1938, usually playing stereotypical roles as an Indian in a number of feature films before first teaming up with Clayton Moore in 1949 in the feature film, The Cowboy and the Indians. Later that year, he was cast as Moore's sidekick in the TV series, and he would appear as Tonto in two feature films: The Lone Ranger (1955) and The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958). Following the series, Silverheels appeared in several feature films, including Alias Jesse James (1959), True Grit (1969) and The Man Who Love Cat Dancing (1973), and he made numerous appearances on the small screen, appearing primarily in Westerns, but also guest starring on such series as Love, American Style (1972) and Cannon (1973). Although he had appeared in several films of the early 1950s, actor HUGH O'BRIAN did not become a star until he won the title role in the popular TV series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-1961). (Reportedly, Earp's biographer and widow both urged the casting of O'Brian.) For many years after this series, O'Brian resisted offers of Western roles, gradually relenting to appear in John Wayne's last film, The Shootist (1976) and then in TV recreations of his Earp role, including The Gambler Returns (1991). O'Brian starred in another shorter lived series, Probe (1972-1973). SID MELTON (1920-2011) is best known for his roles in the television series Green Acres and The Danny Thomas Show. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is the brother of screenwriter Louis Meltzer. Some of his early acting includes appearances in the films The Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), Blondie Goes to College (1942), Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949), On the Town (1949) and The Geisha Boy (1958). He appeared in two Lippert pictures films Lost Continent (1951) and Radar Secret Service (1950) which were later featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000, the host nicknamed Melton "Monkey Boy". Later in his career he had several roles in television series including The Golden Girls, Captain Midnight, Dragnet, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., I Dream of Jeannie and The Dick van Dyke Show. RAY WALSTON (1914-2001) was in the touring and London companies of South Pacific (and later the movie), leading to a major role in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Me and Juliet in 1953. He won the 1956 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the part of Mr. Applegate (The Devil) in Damn Yankees, a role he recreated in the 1958 movie versionWalston's movie appearances include The Apartment, Paint Your Wagon, The Sting, Popeye and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He starred in the title role on the TV seriesMy Favorite Martian (1963-1966) and appeared in the 1999 film version. He received Emmy Awards in 1995 and 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Judge Henry Bone on David E. Kelley's first TV drama, Picket Fences. Walston was a frequent guest star on television shows in the 1990's ranging from the role of Boothby in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager to appearances on Touched by an Angel and 7th Heaven. PAMELA BRITTON (1925-1974) played Ado Annie in the first touring edition of Oklahoma!, and then starred on Broadway in Brigadoon (1947). She played Frank Sinatra's girlfriend in Anchors Aweigh (1945), and starred in the noir classic D.O.A. (1950). But her greatest claim to fame was probably the role of Lorelie Brown in My Favorite Martian. She was touring in a shown with Don Knotts when diagnosed with a brain tumor, dying soon after. This magazine has confused her with another movie and TV actress of the same era, Barbara Britton. Lightly creased. Lightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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