JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GRACIE ALLEN - HFSID 298371
JOHN RAITT and GRACIE ALLEN Original portrait of Allen, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Good!/Gracie Allen", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt".
Sale Price $396.00
JOHN RAITT and GRACIE ALLEN Original portrait of Allen, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Good!/Gracie Allen", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt". Label affixed at bottom margin reading: "Gracie Allen - Radio Comedienne". George Burns (1896-1996) was a struggling vaudeville comedian when he met GRACIE ALLEN (1895-1964), who thought she had left show business for a secretarial career. Together, they became one of America's most beloved comedy teams, with Burns writing the lines and playing the straight man, and Allen getting the laughs. They debuted on radio in 1931. A string of comedy films followed over the next decade. Their popular TV show, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, ran for eight years (1950-1958) until Gracie's retirement. 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. Two horizontal folds. Adhesive residue at corners. Worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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