JOHN RAITT - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JON HALL - HFSID 295189
Sale Price $270.00
JOHN RAITT and JON HALL
Original portrait of Hall, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both!
Inscribed Original Art signed: "To John Raitt -/Sincerely/Jon Hall", "J Raitt". B/w, 5½x8½. Hall has signed in ink, Raitt with the pencil he used for the portrait. Athletic leading man Jon Hall (1913-1979), best known to television viewers as the star of Ramar of the Jungle (1952-1954), made his film debut under his birth name, Charles Locher, in Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935). The actor, who also appeared as Lloyd Crane in his early film career, adopted the name Jon Hall in 1937, when he starred as a persecuted native boy in John Ford's The Hurricane. During the 1940s, the actor co-starred with Maria Montez in a series of popular costume pictures at Universal, including Arabian Nights (1942), White Savage (1943) and Sudan (1945). After leaving acting to pursue a successful career as a manufacturer of photographic equipment, including underwater cameras that he rented to Hollywood producers, Hall returned to films as the star and director of The Beach Girls and the Mobster (1965). The actor, who was married four times (his second wife was singer Frances Langford and his third and fourth wife was actress Raquel Torres), committed suicide in 1979. While in college in the 1930s, JOHN RAITT began drawing portraits of famous people. He sent his artwork to each subject with a request that it be autographed and returned to him. Adhesive at corners. Multiple folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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