JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: LOWELL THOMAS - HFSID 298350
JOHN RAITT and LOWELL THOMAS Original portrait of Thomas, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Lowell Thomas", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "JRaitt".
Sale Price $252.00
JOHN RAITT and LOWELL THOMAS Original portrait of Thomas, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Lowell Thomas", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "JRaitt". Lowell Thomas (1892-1981), co-founder of Capital Cities broadcasting, began his network radio evening newscasts on September 29, 1930 and continued until May 14, 1976, a mark unparalleled in the broadcast industry. Millions were familiar with his distinctive radio sign-off: "So long until tomorrow." In 1935, Thomas became the voice of Fox Movietone News, the newsreel service widely distributed throughout movie houses in the United States. He narrated the newsreels for the next 17 years (1935-1952) and was heard weekly by an audience of almost 100 million people. Thomas also narrated This is Cinerama (1952), the first movie made in the Cinerama process, and wrote the screenplays for a number of 1975 Lowell Thomas Remembers documentaries that spanned the years 1930 to the early 1960s. He was also the author of over 50 books on travel, comment and adventure, including 1924's With Lawrence of Arabia. 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. Lightly frayed at left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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