JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HOMER CROY - HFSID 298349
Sale Price $216.00
JOHN RAITT and HOMER CROY
Original portrait of Croy, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both!
Original Art signed: "Most fortunately this/looks like me./Homer Croy", 5x8. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt". HOMER CROY (1883-1965) was an American author, screenwriter and biographer. Born on a farm in Maryville, Missouri he wrote a number of his books about life in the mid-western United States. He attended the University of Missouri where he studied journalism. He wrote his first book When to Lock the Stable in 1914. His first successful book West of the Water Tower was published in 1923. His most famous work was published in 1926, They Had to See Paris tells the story of a rural Missouri couple on a European trip. The book was made into a film in 1929. Many more of Croy's novels and short stories were adapted for the screen and he received a number of screenwriting credits for a few feature films in the 1930's. He wrote two books on the film industry How Motion Pictures Are Made (1918) and Headed for Hollywood (1932) and wrote a biography on Will Rogers, Our Will Rogers (1953) and one on D.W. Griffith, Star Maker: The Story of D.W. Griffith. In 1956 he received an honorary doctorate of literature from the University of Missouri. 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. Tape affixed at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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