RALPH EDWARDS - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1941 - HFSID 284015
Sale Price $72.00
RALPH EDWARDSHis clipped pencil signature, affixed to an album leaf with a print ad for his radio show Truth or Consequences Signature: "Ralph Edwards", 4¼x2¼ irregularly clipped pencil signature affixed to 6x4¼ album leaf (3 surfaces).3¼x1¼ newspaper clipping above signature clipping. Newspaper clipping promotes his radio show, Truth or Consequences. Ink note (unknown hand): Oct. 25, 1941. Someone has used a different pen to circle the outside of Edwards' signature. Although he acted in several movies in the 1940s, Ralph Edwards(1913-2005) was best known as the creator and longtime host of TV's This Is Your Life (1952-1962), which won two Emmy awardsfor Best Audience Participation, Quiz or Panel Program in 1954 and 1955. On the program, famous (or often not so famous) people were be surprised with a celebration of their life and reunions with important people in it. Edwards created another favorite show, Truth or Consequences, which aired for 38 years on radio and television, in 1940. He produced dozens of game shows, including About Faces, Knockout, It Could Be You, Name That Tune (1970s version) and The Cross-Wits. He was a close acquaintance to Bob Barker, whom Edwards reportedly told to be no one else but himself. Soiled and creased. Holes on left edge from previous binding. Adhesive residue on verso.
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