WHAT PRICE GLORY PLAY CAST - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1949 CO-SIGNED BY: WARD BOND, HARRY CAREY JR., PAT O'BRIEN, FORREST TUCKER, ROD CAMERON, JIM DAVIS, GEORGE O'BRIEN, MAUREEN O'HARA, JOHN "DUKE" WAYNE, MACDONALD SUMMERS - HFSID 292035
WHAT PRICE GLORY PLAY CAST: JOHN WAYNE, MAUREEN O'HARA, PAT O'BRIEN AND OTHERS Signatures of 10 classic actors on the program of their stage version of this World War I story, performed for the Masquers Club of Hollywood Program signed:
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WHAT PRICE GLORY PLAY CAST: JOHN WAYNE, MAUREEN O'HARA, PAT O'BRIEN AND OTHERS Signatures of 10 classic actors on the program of their stage version of this World War I story, performed for the Masquers Club of Hollywood Program signed: "John Wayne", "Maureen O'Hara", "Best to you/Pat O'Brien", "Ward Bond", "George O'Brien", "Jim Davis", "MacDonald Summers", "Rod Cameron", "Harry Carey Jr" and "Forrest Tucker", 9x12, 14 pages. Program for a special performance of the play What Price Glory for the Masquers Club of Hollywood. What Price Glory, a hit Broadway play (1924-1925) by Maxwell Anderson set in World War I, was made into a film twice: a 1926 silent version directed by Raoul Welsh, and a 1952 rendition starring James Cagney. All three renditions had distinguished casts, but none as impressive as this special performance for the Masquers Club, an actors' fraternal organization. This program also contains a preface by Sherman Lowe, former Post Commander of the Motion Picture Chapter of the American Legion. Cameron and Carey have signed on the cover, Tucker on the preface, and the other 7 by their printed photos inside. Although the program is un-dated, the Masquers Club archives date it from 1949. From that source, we also learn that legendary film director John Ford "supervised" the performance. JOHN WAYNE (1907-1979, born Marion Michael Morrison) appeared in more films (over 250) than any other star. Best known for his roles in Westerns and war movies, he was the embodiment of the American hero in over 200 films, fighting (on screen) for his country in many of them. Wayne's long list of Westerns includes Stagecoach (1939), which made him a star, Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), Hondo (1953), Rio Bravo (1959, which Wayne and director Howard Hawks remade as El Dorado in 1967 and Rio Lobo in 1970) and The Shootist (1976, his last film). Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1949 for The Sands of Iwo Jima, Wayne was awarded the 1969 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. MAUREEN O'HARA (1920-2015) had her first. major roles in the 1939 (Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn and opposite Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Her star status was confirmed by John Ford's How Green Was My Valley (1941). In 1947 she played Natalie Wood's mother in Miracle on 34th Street. She is well remembered for her screen chemistry with John Wayne in five films Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Wings of Eagles, McLintock! and Big Jake. Other starring performances included The Parent Trap, Spencer's Mountain and Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. Her autobiography 'Tis Herself (2004) was a bestseller. The easy-going but tough-looking Irish-American character actor PAT O'BRIEN (1899-1983), who frequently portrayed a priest or a policeman, had memorable roles in films such as Angels With Dirty Faces, Boy Meets Girl, Knute Rockne, All American (title role), and The Fighting 69th. The press dubbed O'Brien's circle of acting friends, including Spencer Tracy and James Cagney, as "the Irish Mafia." WARD BOND (1903-1960) distinguished himself in small roles in films such as Gone With the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, Tobacco Road and The Quiet Man, but became a star in the television series Wagon Train. He starred as Major Seth Adams, the wagon master, from 1957 until his death. Entering films as a stunt man, GEORGE O'BRIEN (1900-1984) was picked by director John Ford to star in his silent Western The Iron Horse (1924). He starred in silent and talking Westerns until World War II, when he earned many combat decorations in the Pacific. Forty years after The Iron Horse, O'Brien came out of retirement to appear in another epic John Ford Western: Cheyenne Autumn (1964). JIM DAVIS (1909-1981) debuted in 1948's Winter Meeting, co-starring with Bette Davis (no relation). He spent most of the 1950s in secondary roles often as Western heavies, but starred in two syndicated TV series, Stories of the Century (1954) and Rescue 8 (1958-1959), and made at least 200 guest star appearances on other programs. Davis is best known today for his work as oil-rich Jock Ewing on the prime time TV serial Dallas, a role he held from 1978 to his unexpected death following surgery. MACDONALD "DON" SUMMERS was a decorated Marine combat veteran of the Pacific Theater, who received only bit parts in films. However, these included John Ford's 3 Godfather's (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), films featuring John Wayne and other performers featured here. These roles must have impressed his fellow actors enough to earn a role here. Canadian-born screen and television actor ROD CAMERON (1910-1983) who began as a stuntman before appearing in numerous Cameron became one of the top leading men of the 1940s known for his Western and other action roles. In 1953, he appeared in the first of his three syndicated TV series, City Detective, which was followed by State Trooper (1956) and Coronado 9 (1959). He was cast in several films opposite fellow Canadian Yvonne DeCarlo. Cameron also appeared in several made-for-TV movies and made guest appearances on a long list of TV shows from 1955-1978. HARRY CAREY, JR. (b. 1921, the son and namesake of his famed acting father) appeared and then starred in several of the classic John Ford westerns, including She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Rio Grande (1950). He had his own TV series (Texas John Slaughter, 1958) and guest starred on most of the classic TV westerns, with numerous appearances on Gunsmoke and Bonanza. He aged gracefully into supporting senior roles, as in Mask (1985) and The Whales of August (1987). FORREST TUCKER (1919-1986), who made his film debut in The Westerner (1940), starred in a number of feature films, including My Sister Eileen (1942), The Yearling (1946), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), The Quiet Gun (1957), Auntie Mame (1958) and The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). Tucker is best known to TV viewers as crafty Sergeant O'Rourke on F Troop (1965-1966). Other appearances included Ghost Busters (1975) and several series, including Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie. Corners lightly worn. Multiple signature light but legible. Edges lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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