JOHN HART - LOBBY CARD UNSIGNED (USA) 1947 - HFSID 277607
JOHN HART Glossy photo of a color lobby card from The Vigilantes Return. Hart played a henchman in this Western. Lobby card unsigned. Color, 10x8 overall, 7½x9½ image, one surface. Promotion for 1947's The Vigilantes Return, a 67-minute Western. Card no.
Sale Price $81.00
Glossy photo of a color lobby card from The Vigilantes Return. Hart played a henchman in this Western.
Lobby card unsigned. Color, 10x8 overall, 7½x9½ image, one surface. Promotion for 1947's The Vigilantes Return, a 67-minute Western. Card no. 46 in a series of 946, property of National Screen Service Corp. Directed by Ray Taylor. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. Hart played a henchman in this movie. American actor Hart (1917-2009) had over 100 credited and uncredited roles on TV and the big screen. Baby Boomers probably remember him best as the Lone Ranger. Hart, who was a cowboy before becoming an actor, had numerous roles in westerns, including small parts on TV's The Lone Ranger (1950-1953), before being offered the role in 1952. 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. Original lobby card was lightly toned. This item is slightly creased but otherwise in fine condition.
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