THE BLACK LASH MOVIE CAST - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: PEGGY STEWART, LASH LA RUE - HFSID 290683
THE BLACK LASH MOVIE CAST: LASH LaRUE and PEGGY STEWART Color photo of a lobby card Photograph signed: "Lash Larue", "Bless ya!/Peggy Stewart". Color, 10x8. Photo of a lobby card for the film The Black Lash (1952), showing Larue and sidekick Al "Fuzzy" St John.
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THE BLACK LASH MOVIE CAST: LASH LaRUE and PEGGY STEWART
Color photo of a lobby card
Photograph signed: "Lash Larue", "Bless ya!/Peggy Stewart". Color, 10x8. Photo of a lobby card for the film The Black Lash (1952), showing Larue and sidekick Al "Fuzzy" St John. Cowboy star Alfred "LASH" LaRUE (1917-1996), who was known as "King of the Bullwhip", introduced both the whip and the black outfit for which he became known in the 1945 film, Song of Old Wyoming. He had small roles in Eddie Dean westerns at PRC studios in the early 1940s. On the strength of his voluminous fan mail, he was elevated to his own starring series in 1946. Billed as "Lash" in honor of his skill with a 15-foot bullwhip, the actor played a black-clad do-gooder named Cheyenne, while his comic sidekick was Al "Fuzzy" St. John. From 1946-1952, LaRue starred in 26 westerns. In 1951, he headlined the 15-minute TV series Lash of the West, in which he would introduce and narrate clips from his earlier films. PEGGY STEWART (born Peggy O'Rourke in 1923), who appeared in many films, mostly Westerns, from the late 1930s into the 1960s, was one of Republic Picture's leading ladies in the 1940s. Tired of being cast in serials, she left Republic, but continued making occasional films. Stewart later appeared in several made-for-TV movies and was a guest star on a number of TV series, and she made stage appearances in the Los Angeles area. Stewart, who was married to actors Don "Red" Barry (1940-1944) and Buck Young (1953 until his death in 2000), is also a popular figure at Western film and nostalgia gatherings. The Black Lash cast LaRue and sidekick Fuzzy St John in familiar roles, but Peggy Stewart plays the bad guys girl in this one! The film, suffering from a small budget, employed much stock footage from LaRue's earlier films, giving him more incentive to shift to television. Fine condition.