REX ALLEN - LOBBY CARD SIGNED - HFSID 322496
Sale Price $198.00
REX ALLEN13½x11 lobby card for the 1950 film The Arizona Cowboy, the origin of the actor's nickname Lobby Card signed: "Rex Allen", in black ink, colorized, 13½x11. 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 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. Lightly toned. Irregularly cut on right margin. Corners worn and creased. Pin holes across image. Several tears along bottom margin. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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