JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: RED SKELTON - HFSID 295192
JOHN RAITT and RED SKELTON Original portrait of Skelton, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "with/Thanks/Red Skelton", "J Raitt". B/w, 5x8. Skelton has signed in ink, Raitt with the pencil he used for the portrait.
Sale Price $288.00
JOHN RAITT and RED SKELTON Original portrait of Skelton, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "with/Thanks/Red Skelton", "J Raitt". B/w, 5x8. Skelton has signed in ink, Raitt with the pencil he used for the portrait. On his radio show (1941-1953), vaudeville veteran RED SKELTON (1913-1997, born Richard Bernard Skelton in Vincennes, Indiana) developed most of the characters that he would later bring to television: Junior (the Mean Widdle Kid), Freddie the Freeloader, Clem Kadiddlehopper, George Appleby, Sheriff Deadeye, San Fernando Red and others. TV's The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971) ranked in the Nielsen ratings "Top 20" for a record 15 consecutive seasons, from 1955 1970. The show also featured musical groups, including the one of the first U.S. appearances of The Rolling Stones (1964). Skelton's film credits date from 1938. He was also an accomplished painter, a 33rd degree Mason (the highest level) and a strong supporter of children's charities. Skelton continued live performances until his death in 1997. 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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