JOHN HART - INSCRIBED PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 294542
JOHN HART Shown as Hawkeye from TV's Last of the Mohicans Inscribed Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "To my friend/Allan/Best Wishes/John Hart/'Hawkeye'". B/w, 8x10. Captioned promotional photo for the TV series Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1957).
Sale Price $162.00
JOHN HART Shown as Hawkeye from TV's Last of the Mohicans Inscribed Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "To my friend/Allan/Best Wishes/John Hart/'Hawkeye'". B/w, 8x10. Captioned promotional photo for the TV series Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1957). American actor John Hart (1917-2009) was a cowboy before becoming an actor and had numerous roles in westerns, including small parts on TV's The Lone Ranger, before being offered the role from 1950 to 1953. He replaced Clayton Moore, the series' original Lone Ranger, for 52 episodes when Moore was fired for demanding a higher salary. In one interview, Hart claimed that all 52 episodes were shot in a matter of weeks, with each episode taking only two days to shoot. Hart forged a close relationship with Jay Silverheels, who played Tonto, and his cowboy training helped him to ride the Lone Ranger's horse Silver, whom he said was jumpy and difficult to ride. Hart went on to other roles, including parts on Bat Masterson, Rawhide and Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans. He played another masked hero in The Adventures of Captain Africa, a Columbia serial intended to be a sequel to The Phantom but which had its name and hero changed after Columbia lost the rights to the character. He also played the Lone Ranger for one episode of Happy Days and was cast as a reporter in The Legend of the Lone Ranger, the movie adaptation of the Lone Ranger story. Edges lightly toned. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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