Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00159104: JOHN "DUSTY" KING

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Scarce and nifty vintage 5x7-inch black and white bust portrait in his prime, boldly signed in fountain pen in the 1940s.  In very good condition.  After a stint as a crooner with the Ben Bernie orchestra, King entered films in 1935, playing the titular aviator in the popular Ace Drummond serial (1936), and starring in mystery and adventure flicks like Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938), The Crime of Dr. Hallet (1938),  The Three Musketeers (1938), Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939), Midnight Limited (1940), and Half a Sinner (1940).  In 1940, he transferred to Monogram Pictures, where he was reinvented as a singing cowboy in B-westerns and adopted the nickname "Dusty".  He was memorable in oaters like The Range Busters (1940), Boot Hill Bandits (1942), Texas to Bataan (1942), Arizona Stage Coach (1942), Trail Riders (1943), and The Haunted Ranch (1943) before his sudden abandonment of Hollywood in 1946 to open up a waffle shop.  His autograph is highly uncommon in any format.