LOWELL THOMAS - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JOEL McCREA, FRANCES DEE - HFSID 168554
Sale Price $162.00
LOWELL THOMAS, JOEL McCREA and FRANCES DEE
Lowell Thomas, Joel McCrea and Frances Dee sign an album leaf.
Signature: "Lowell Thomas", and on verso "Frances Dee" and "Joel McCrea", 6x4¼ album leaf. In 1935,LOWELL 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. JOEL McCREA (1905-1990), who was a movie stunt double while still in high school and appearing at the Pasadena Playhouse while at USC, made his film debut in 1927 and had his breakthrough role, in Jazz Age, two years later. In 1946, after making The Virginian, McCrea concentrated on Westerns. In addition to his long list of film credits, McCrea starred on the early 1950s radio show, Tales of the Texas Rangers, and the 1959 TV series, Wichita Town. Actress FRANCES DEE (1909-2004) made her film debut in 1929. Her credits include Little Women (1933), Of Human Bondage (1934) and Gypsy Colt (1954, her last film). McRae and Dee, who met while filming The Silver Cord (1933), were married for 57 years -- from October 20, 1933 until his death on October 20, 1990. They were the parents of three sons, including actor Jody McCrea. File holes at left margin. Ink notes (unknown hand) at upper margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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