STAN JONES - AUTOGRAPH NOTE DOUBLE SIGNED 04/20/1949 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM T. ALLEN - HFSID 26905
STAN JONES A very rare and interesting combination of notes from Western musician Stan Jones to radio personality George Sanders, with one note coming from him as a park ranger in Death Valley, and the second coming from him after the success of "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky". Also featured is a note from Jamboree editor William T.
Sale Price $180.00
A very rare and interesting combination of notes from Western musician Stan Jones to radio personality George Sanders, with one note coming from him as a park ranger in Death Valley, and the second coming from him after the success of "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky". Also featured is a note from Jamboree editor William T. Allen
Autograph note double signed: "Stan Jones", and on verso: "Wm t. Allen", 7¾x10. Affixed is an unsigned newspaper clipping of Jones. Front (in full): "George - Swell show for all we was up (or down) Death Valley Way - [signature] U.S. Rouges USDI - Death Valley National Monument, Calif." And "Back again George - this time under different circumstances - "Riders In The Sky" and again I'll have to say I'm proud and I can't thank you enough for all your plugging - Thanks a million again". On verso (in part): "I've never witnessed anything so phenomenal as your rise in popularity among "Spade Cooley Time Listeners". Good Luck, George". STAN JONES (1914-1963) was an American songwriter and actor, known for his work in Western film and music. After being discharged from the Navy, Jones worked as a park ranger in Death Valley, writing songs in his free time. His most famous of these songs was "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", which has become a Western classic covered by several country and singing legends, including The Outlaws, Vaughn Moore, Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, Peggy Lee, and one version sung by Jones himself. In addition to his compositions and songs featured in film and television, Jones has several credits as an actor, most notably playing Deputy Harry Olson in Sheriff of Cochise (1956). WILLIAM T. ALLEN was the editor and publisher for Jamboree magazine. George R. Sanders, originally a disc jockey, became a prominent radio/TV interview host, first in Los Angeles and later in Portland. Irregularly cut. Stain on top right corner. Toned. Light surface creases. Right edge frayed and notched from binding. Ink stain on bottom left corner. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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