SID MELTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 315433
Sale Price $288.00
The actor is shown leaning against a column outside of a shop in this vintage 3½x5¾ candid photograph acquired from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Violet/best wishes/Sid Melton", in blue ink, B/w 3½x5¾. Sid Melton (1920-2011) was an American actor best known for his roles in the television series Green Acres and The Danny Thomas Show. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is the brother of screenwriter Louis Meltzer. Some of his early acting includes appearances in the films The Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), Blondie Goes to College (1942), Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949), On the Town (1949) and The Geisha Boy (1958). He appeared in two Lippert pictures films Lost Continent (1951) and Radar Secret Service (1950) which were later featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000, the host nicknamed Melton "Monkey Boy". Later in his career he had several roles in television series including The Golden Girls, Captain Midnight, Dragnet, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., I Dream of Jeannie and The Dick van Dyke Show. This photograph is from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane, Hawaii natives who moved to California in the 1920's. Francis Zane had a job at the historic Curran Theater and the San Francisco Opera House, which is where he began his massive collection, with photographs and materials ranging from the 1920's to 1960's. The location and luck of his occupation would land him smack dab in the middle of the celebrity world, allowing him to capture some of the most unique and interesting pieces of Hollywood History. Lightly bowed. Corners worn. Light stained on bottom margin. Lightly toned. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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