JIMMY WAKELY - INSCRIBED LOBBY CARD SIGNED 06/22/1982 - HFSID 323599
Sale Price $342.00
The actor signs his name with best wishes to a fan on a colorized 14x11 lobby card for the film Silver Trails (1948)
Inscribed lobby card signed: "My Best to Clinton/Always/Jimmy Wakely", Colorized 14x11. 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. Corners lightly worn and creased. Light surface creases. Toned. Soiled on verso. Surface scratches encasing 'Silver Trails'. Otherwise, fine condition.
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