JIMMY WAKELY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 255633
Sale Price $288.00
Later photograph of the actor signed in black ink to a fan
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Jean/from/a Friend/Jimmy/Wakely". B/w, 8x10. Name imprinted at lower margin. Singer, songwriter and actor Jimmy Wakely (1914-1982), Monogram's low-budget answer to Gene Autry, made a number of Westerns for the studio, but he is best remembered for his collaborations with singer Margaret Whiting and the Christmas song, "Silver Bells". Wakely, who was second only to Autry in pop hits, made his debut with his Jimmy Wakely Trio in the 1939 Roy Rogers' vehicle, Saga of Death Valley. He made his last films for Monogram in 1949, but was later seen on the big screen in The Marshal's Daughter (1953), Arrow in the Dust (1954) and Money, Women and Guns (1959). Wakely, whose songs include "Moon Over Montana", "The Weary Stranger", "My Heart Has Room for You", "I Don't Care", "It's a Beautiful Day", "Bouquet of Roses", "Cowtown, U.S.A." and "Rose of the Prairie", had his compositions featured in a number of feature films from 1942-1998. Minor surface impressions (barely visible head on), two touch hat. Fine condition.
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