REX ALLEN - INSCRIBED LOBBY CARD SIGNED - HFSID 284331
Sale Price $198.00
REX ALLENInscribed lobby card for Down Laredo Way, in which the actor is pictured slugging Roy Barcroft Inscribed Lobby Card signed: "'For Jim'/Rex Allen", in black ink, color, 14x11. Shown punching Roy Barcroft, familiar Republic Pictures bad guy, in lobby card from Down Laredo Way (1953). Rex Allen (1920-1999), one of the last of the singing cowboys had a short-lived career in rodeo, which ended after he was injured by a bull. Turning to music, Allen became a popular singer on National Barn Dance on Chicago's WLS radio station. He released his first album in 1949, the same year that he appeared in his first movie, Republic's The Arizona Cowboy. Originally considered a possible replacement for Roy Rogers, Allen went on to appear in over 30 movies and TV shows between 1949 and 1986, including Republic's TV series Frontier Doctor (1958-1959). He was in 12 movies with Slim Pickens in the 1950s (as well as an episode of Frontier Doctor). Allen also narrated a number of Disney films including The Legend of Lobo (1962), The Incredible Journey (1963) and Charlie the Lonesome Cougar (1967), and the 1973 Hanna-Barbera adaptation of Charlotte's Web. Allen continued recording into the 1970s and scored a hit in 1962 with Don't Go Near the Indians, which peaked at No. 4 on the country charts and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. Fine condition.
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