PERILS OF NYOKA MOVIE CAST - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK CO-SIGNED BY: CLAYTON "THE LONE RANGER" MOORE, WILLIAM "BILLY" BENEDICT - HFSID 343755
Sale Price $324.00
PERILS OF NYOKA MOVIE CAST
Extremely rare still from the 1942 serial, signed by stars Clayton Moore and William "Billy" Benedict. The critically acclaimed Jungle serial would help launch the career of Moore
Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Clayton Moore", "William Benedict" B/w 10x8. The 1942 Repulic Movie serial Perils of Nyoka was a follow-up to the popular 15 chapter serial Jungle Girl, with actress Kay Aldridge replacing Frances Gifford as the titular Nyoka. To date, Perils of Nyoka is considered one of the best Jungle themed serials ever made. Oklahoma born actor WILLIAM "BILLY" BENEDICT (1917-1999) was "Skinny" in the East Side Kids (1930s) films and "Whitey" in the Bowery Boys (1940s & 1950s) series . Other early films were Way Down East (1935) with Henry Fonda, and My Little Chickadee (1940) the W.C. Fields-Mae West hit. With more than 100 film credits before 1950, Benedict transitioned to television as a bit player, amassing more than 100 credits there. A few of his TV credits are: Dick Tracy (1951), Dragnet (1956-1957), Tales of Wells Fargo (1958), Maverick (1958-1959), Route 66 (1960), Lassie (1960-1962), Petticoat Junction (1963), Gunsmoke & Hondo (1967), Adam 12 and All in the Family (1971), Mannix (1970-1973), Barnaby Jones (1975-1977), Little House on the Prairie (1981) and Bonanza (1988). CLAYTON MOORE (1914-1999)entered show business as a young circus acrobat. He worked his way up the ladder in Hollywood Westerns from extra to stunt man to supporting actor, reaching stardom on television as The Lone Ranger from 1949-1952 and 1954-1957. Moore and Jay Silverheels, as his faithful Indian companion Tonto, also appeared in two feature films in 1956 and 1958. The exact meaning of "Kemo sabay" is debated, but Tonto seems to have used it to mean something like "trusted friend." Thereafter he made a good living from commercials and public appearances as The Lone Ranger. His first leading role was in 1942 as Dr. Larry Grayson in Republic Pictures action thriller, Perils of Nyoka. Binding hoeles at top edge. Lightly toned and creased. edges and corners creased and lightly worn. Minor ink smears in Williams. Otherwise, fine condition.
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