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WESTERN STARSCollection of 24 autographs signed next to the stars image from a Picture Play magazine book page. Signatures: "David Wayne", "John Wayne", "Clifton Webb",

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WESTERN STARSCollection of 24 autographs signed next to the stars image from a Picture Play magazine book page. Signatures: "David Wayne", "John Wayne", "Clifton Webb", "Arleen Whelan", "James Whitmore", "Grant Withers", "Natalie Wood", "Teresa Wright", "Jane Wyman", "Keenan Wynn", "Alan Young", "Gig Young", "Robert Young", "Ward Bond", "Richard Boone", "Shirley Booth", "Charles Boyer", "Eddie Bracken", "Claire Bloom", "Ann Blyth", "Bob Hutton", "John Ireland", "Jeffrey Hunter" and "Kim Hunter", 4 pages (front and verso), 4½x5. These pages are from a Picture Play magazine book which shows small biographies of the stars along with a picture. It was popular in the 1950's to take these books to get autographed by the stars. DAVID WAYNE (1914-1995) spent most of his screen time at 20th Century-Fox, where, among other things, he did two co-starring stints with Marilyn Monroe (1952's We're Not Married, 1953's How to Marry a Millionaire), played theatrical impresario Sol Hurok in Tonight We Sing (1953) and portrayed schizophrenic Joanne Woodward's long-suffering husband in Three Faces of Eve (1957). JOHN WAYNE (1907-1979, born Marion Michael Morrison in Winterset, Iowa) appeared in more films (over 250) than any other star. Best known for his roles in Westerns and war movies, he was the embodiment of the American hero in over 200 films, fighting (on screen) for his country in many of them. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1949 for The Sands of Iwo Jima, Wayne was awarded the 1969 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. CLIFTON WEBB(1891-1966) sang, danced and acted exclusively on stage until 1944, when he earned the first of his three Oscar Nominations for Laura. The other Oscar bids came for The Razor's Edge (1946) and The Baby Sitter (1948). For the latter, Webb developed his best remembered character, the pompous, irritable bachelor, Mr. Belvedere. ARLEEN WHELAN(1914-1993), a redheaded American actress, starred in B movies and played secondary leads in top flight films from the late 1930s through the 1950s. Her noteworthy films include Kidnapped (1938), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), The Senator was Indiscreet (1947) and The Sun Shines Bright (1953). In 1949, JAMES WHITMORE (1921-2009, born in White Plains, New York) appeared in Battleground. His performance as a battle-scarred sergeant earned him his first Oscar nomination. He specialized in giving tour de force solo performances on stage, screen, and television, notably with his Oscar-nominated solo turn as President Truman in Give 'Em Hell Harry! American actor GRANT WITHERS (1905-1959) began acting during the silent film era and transitioned well with the introduction of "talkies". He appeared in nine films with actor John Wayne including Fort Apache (1948) and Rio Grande (1950). Some of his other films include Mr. Wong, Detective (1938) which he starred in with actor Boris Karloff and My Darling Clementine (1946). Withers committed suicide in March of 1959 by overdosing on barbiturates. Possessing a classic beauty at an early age, NATALIE WOOD (1938-1981) successfully made the transition from a child star to screen ingénue to accomplished mature actress. Along with Elizabeth Taylor, the photogenic Wood was queen of the fan magazines in the 1950s and proved her talent with Academy Award nominations for Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). TERESA WRIGHT (1918-2005), who made her Broadway debut in Our Town (1938), began her Hollywood film career in 1941 in The Little Foxes, receiving a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1942, she was nominated for both Best Actress (The Pride of the Yankees) and Best Supporting Actress (Mrs. Minniver) Academy Awards, winning in the latter category. Actress JANE WYMAN (1917-2007, born Sarah Jane Fulks) was married to future U.S. President Ronald Reagan from 1940 to 1948, and was the mother of his children Michael and Maureen. Emerging as a major film star with The Lost Weekend (1945), she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Johnny Belinda (1948), and was nominated for Best Actress Oscar for The Yearling (1946), The Blue Veil (1951) and The Magnificent Obsession (1954). Part of a multi-generation acting family that included his father, comedian Ed Wynn, KEENAN WYNN (1916-1986) had an acting career of 52 years, with 168 roles in movies and numerous appearances on television. English-born and Canadian-raised actor ALAN YOUNG (1919-2016) won the 1951 Emmy Award for Best Actor for The Alan Young Show (1950-1953). He's best known for portraying Wilbur Post, the owner of a talking horse (of course, of course), on Mister Ed (1961-1966). GIGYOUNG (1913-1978, born in St. Cloud, Minnesota) made his screen debut in 1941 in You're in the Army Now under his birth name, Byron Barr. Young, who was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1969 for They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, was also nominated in that category for Come Fill the Cup (1951) and Teacher's Pet (1958). Perhaps best known as Jim Anderson on Father Knows Best (television, 1954-1960; radio 1949-1954) and the title practitioner on television's Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976), ROBERT YOUNG(1907-1998) also appeared in over 100 films. WARD BOND (1903-1960), distinguished himself in small roles in films such as Gone With the Wind (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Tobacco Road (1941) and The Quiet Man (1952), but became a star as Major Seth Adams in the television series Wagon Train.RICHARD BOONE (1917-1981), perhapsbest known for his role as Paladin, the western soldier of fortune, on the 1957-1963 TV western, Have Gun-Will Travel. The rugged leading man also enjoyed a long film career, from 1950s The Halls of Montezuma to 1987's The Roarer. SHIRLEY BOOTH (1909-1992)won an Oscar for Come Back Little Sheba (1953) and three Tonys for Goodbye, My Fancy (1949), Come Back Little Sheba (1950) and Time of the Cuckoo (1953). She did a number of other films, but is best remembered as the maid Hazel in the TV series Hazel (1961-1966), for which she won two Emmys. French born actor CHARLES BOYER (1899-1978) was a suave leading man who played opposite some of his era's most glamorous film stars, including Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergmann. He was nominated four times for a Best Actor Oscar: Conquest (1937), Algiers (1938), Gaslight (1944) and Fanny (1961). A child performer in vaudeville, EDDIE BRACKEN (1920-2002, born in Astoria, Queens) moved on to Broadway and then movies, typecast in comic roles as a bewildered bungler. His film career spanned more than half a century (1938-1994). His peak year was 1944, when he starred in Hail the Conquering Hero and The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. English actress CLAIRE BLOOM (b. 1931) made her London stage debut in The Lady's Not for Burning (1947), starring the following year as Hamlet's Ophelia, the first of her many Shakespearean roles. She has said that her favorite stage role was that of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. Her many film parts include Chaplin's Limelight (1952), Anna Karenina and Wuthering Heights. An operatically trained actress, ANN BLYTH(b. 1928) received an Oscar Nomination as Best Supporting Actress for Mildred Pierce (1945). In the 1950s she was finally given voice roles in film musicals like The Student Prince (1954) and Kismet (1956). In later years she devoted her time to concerts and TV. Stage, screen and television actor ROBERT HUTTON(1920-1994), born Robert Bruce Winne, made his film debut as a Warner Bros. contract player in 1943. After appearing in such films as Destination Tokyo (1943), Hollywood Canteen (1944), And Baby Makes Three (1949) and Slaughter Trail (1951), Hutton began working on the small screen in early TV anthologies. He continued to make films, such as Man from Tangier (1957), Cinderfella (1960), They Came from Beyond Space (1967) and Trog (1970), and often guest starred on TV series as well as in the miniseries QB VII (1974). In addition to acting, Hutton also wrote, produced and directed films. JOHN IRELAND (1914-1992) was an Oscar-nominated actor with almost 200 movies and TV shows to his credit. Ireland debuted as Private Windy Craven, an introspective, letter writing soldier, in 1945's A Walk in the Sun, but spent the rest of his career mostly playing heavies and brooding heroes in B-movies. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as reporter Jack Burden in All the King's Men (1949).JEFFERYHUNTER (1925-1969) starred with signers John Wayne, Natalie Wood and Ward Bond in The Searchers (1956). KIM HUNTER (1922-2002) made her film debut in 1943 in The Seventh Victim. Four years later, she created the role of Stella Kowalski in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Hunter reprised the role in the 1951 film version, winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era, she was later the star witness in a trial that discredited the charges, paving the way for dozens of other performers to return to their careers. Later in her career, Hunter concentrated largely on stage and television work, but appeared in the Planet of the Apes films (1968, 1970 and 1971). All pages worn, lightly creased and lightly toned. John Ireland and Kim Hunter's signatures are cut off (still legible). Page one measures to 4½x2½, Page two measures to 4½x5, Page three measures to 4½x5 and page four measures to 4½x1½.

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