JIMMY WAKELY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 323997
Sale Price $180.00
The western actor is captured speaking at the Sportsmen's Lodge in candid 4¼x3½ photo, signs his name in blue ink
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Clinton/ from/ Jimmy/ Wakely" in blue felt tip. Color, 4¼x3¾ with rounded corners. 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. Slightly toned. Fine condition.
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