MONTE HALE - PROGRAM SIGNED 1976 CO-SIGNED BY: EDDIE DEAN, DAN WHITE, ART DAVIS, CHILL WILLS, ROD CAMERON, RAY WHITLEY, LOUISE STANLEY - HFSID 344759
MONTE HALE, CO-SIGNED BY: EDDIE DEAN, DAN WHITE, ART DAVIS, CHILL WILLS, ROD CAMERON, RAY WHITLEY, LOUISE STANLEY This program for the first annual Western film round-up in Florida, which took place in 1976, is signed by eight well-known stars of Western films Program signed:
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MONTE HALE, CO-SIGNED BY: EDDIE DEAN, DAN WHITE, ART DAVIS, CHILL WILLS, ROD CAMERON, RAY WHITLEY, LOUISE STANLEY
This program for the first annual Western film round-up in Florida, which took place in 1976, is signed by eight well-known stars of Western films
Program signed: "Rod Cameron", "Art Davis", "Eddie Dean", "Monte Hale", "Louise Stanley", "Ray Whitley", "Chill" and "Dan White/1976". 8 pages, 5½x8½. Program for the First Annual Florida Mid-Winter Western Film Round-up, 1976. Canadian-born screen and television actor ROD CAMERON (1910-1983), born Nathan Roderick Cox, began his career as a stuntman before having his first speaking role in 1939 (the footage ended up on the cutting room floor). By the following year, he was appearing in numerous Paramount films before moving to Republic Studios in 1942. Beginning with the 1943 serial, Secret Service in Deepest Africa, Cameron became one of the top leading men at both Republic and Universal in the 1940s. In 1953, he appeared in the first of his three syndicated TV series, City Detective, which was followed by State Trooper (1956) and Coronado 9 (1959). Cameron also appeared in several made-for-TV movies and made guest appearances on a long list of TV shows from 1955-1978. ART DAVIS (1913-1987) appeared in over two dozen Westerns between 1935 and 1949, starting out in small roles and working up to second leads in the latter decade. Working for the Poverty Row studio, Producers Releasing Corporation, he appeared with Tim McCoy, Bill "Cowboy Rambler" Boyd and others, he began playing lawmen, and called on screen by his real name. EDDIE DEAN (1907-1999) became a featured performer on Gene Autry's Melody Ranch and The Judy Canova Show. In 1938, Autry offered Dean a film role in Western Jamboree, beginning an eight-year stint in low budget Westerns. PRC studios released the first Eddie Dean musical westerns in color, making their singing cowboy the first star of color "B" Westerns. In addition to his film work, Dean appeared on the TV series, The Beverly Hillbillies (1963), and wrote songs for other country artists, including "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven", which became one of Tex Ritter's most successful recordings. Dean, who received a "Pioneer Award" from the Academy of Country Music, was inducted into the Western Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1990. One of Republic Pictures' singing cowboys, MONTE HALE, (1919-2009), had supporting roles in Westerns starring Roy Rogers and Sunset Carson before starring in his own series of films in the late 1940s. Later he toured with the band of singing cowboy composer Ray Whitley. He's a member of the Western Music Association Hall of Fame. LOUISE STANLEY (1915-1982) was born Louise Keyes and changed her name when she began an acting career. She had many minor roles and starred in over 20 B-movies, many of which were westerns. At separate times she was signed to Paramount, Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures. She was married to the writer and director Dennis O'keefe and later to a singing cowboy from B-westerns, Addison Randall. Stanley and Randall would later divorce after he became involved in an affair with actress Louise Brooks. Some of her best known films are Riders of the Rockies (1937), The Oregon Trail (1939) and Sky Bandits (1940). RAY WHITLEY (1901-1979) was an actor and songwriter who played supporting and sidekick roles in many Western movies of the 1930s and 1940s. His most memorable films include Wagon Train (the movie, 1940), Trouble in Sundown (1939) and Beyond the Pecos (1945). His last film part was in Giant (1956). Whitley wrote or co-wrote many songs for Western films, including Gene Autry's signature song, "Back in the Saddle Again." He remained a popular musical performer at rodeos and western film conventions. CHILL WILLS (1902-1978) began his career as a child performer in tent shows, stock and vaudeville in the Southwest. In the 1930s, he formed a band, Chill Wills and the Avalon Boys, which appeared in several Westerns until they disbanded in 1938. Known primarily as a character actor, Wills appeared in such films as Boom Town (1940), Tug Boat Annie Sails Again (1940), Belle Starr (1941), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Yearling (1946), Giant (1956), McClintock (1965) and The Rounders (1965). Wills, who was the voice of Francis in a number of movies featuring the "talking mule" (1951-1955), was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1960 for The Alamo. DAN WHITE (1908-1980) appeared in over 250 films and television series between 1936 and 1975, many of them Westerns like Arizona Whirlwind (1944) and Harmony Trail (1944). Lightly toned. Top edges frayed and darkened as if slightly burned. Some signatures faint but still legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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