OLIVER DRAKE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1983 - HFSID 273248
Sale Price $252.00
Oliver Drake inscribes a black and white photograph of a movie poster for the Universal serial, Riders of Death Valley, Chapter 8, "Descending Doom!"
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Eddie Smith -/the best to you/Regards/Oliver Drake/- 83". B/w, 10x8. Photograph of a movie poster for the Universal serial, Riders of Death Valley, Chapter 8, "Descending Doom!" Accompanied by photograph, unsigned. Color, 3½x4¼. Candid photograph depicting an older Drake and Eddie Smith, to whom this photograph is inscribed. Drake wrote the screenplay for Riders of Death Valley, which was released in 1941. Oliver Drake (1903-1991), wrote, directed and produced a long list of Westerns in the 1930s and 1940s. He also acted in one film, Red Blood and Blue (1925) and composed songs for a number of films. Drake's songs include "Moon Over Montana", "Sweetheart of the Rio Grande", "Stardust Trail", "rose of the Prairie" and "Guns and Guitars". In the 1950s and 1960s, Drake directed TV's Sky King (1951-1962) and Colt .45 (1957-1960) as well as feature films. Lightly creased at blank margins and corners. Minor surface creases. Overall, fine condition.
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