YAKIMA CANUTT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 227190
Sale Price $216.00
YAKIMA CANUTTBlack and white publicity photograph of the stuntman making a transfer from a running horse to a wagon Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Jim Weaver- with my best wishes. Yakima Canutt" and on verso: "Yak - This picture is/on the Book jacket" (unknown hand) Canutt's reply: "Making a transfer from running/horse to wagon. a Republic pictures" in blue ink, b/w, 10x8. A rodeo champion, Enos Edward Canutt (1894-1986) was nicknamed "The Man From Yakima".In 1917, he met Hollywood cowboy star Tom Mix, who recruited him as a stuntman. Canutt quickly became one of the leading fall guys in the industry, with a knack for horse spills and wagon wrecks. In the 1939 classic, Stagecoach, Canutt was not only the stunt supervisor, but he also appeared onscreen to take falls for a cowboy, an Indian, and even a woman. As he grew older, Canutt's injuries took their toll, but he made a successful transition from stuntman, to coordinator, to director. In 1966, Canutt received a special Academy Award for his lifetime of excellence as a stunt performer. His book, Stuntman, was published in 1979. Canutt was 91 when he died in 1986. Lightly chipped at upper margin. Pin holes at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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