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Ray Bolger 1954 Photo "The New Ray Bolger Show" Signed Autograph With ABC Byline

Bolger, Ray  1954 Photo The New Ray Bolger Show Signed Autograph With Abc Byline
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Bolger, Ray 1954 Photo "The New Ray Bolger Show" Signed Autograph With Abc Byline
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Bolger, Ray  1954 Photo The New Ray Bolger Show Signed Autograph With Abc BylineBolger, Ray  1954 Photo The New Ray Bolger Show Signed Autograph With Abc BylineBolger, Ray  1954 Photo The New Ray Bolger Show Signed Autograph With Abc BylineBolger, Ray  1954 Photo The New Ray Bolger Show Signed Autograph With Abc BylineBolger, Ray  1954 Photo The New Ray Bolger Show Signed Autograph With Abc Byline
This item is an 8" X 10",black and white photo of actor Ray Bolger. The back of the photo has a date stamped-September 17, 1954 with newspaper editor's markings.The photo has an original typed byline on ABC Stationery explaining that Ray Bolger is starring in "The New Ray Bolger Show" on ABC television.Signed by MGM in 1936 for a featured solo in The Great Ziegfeld, Ray Bolger was given a $3,000 per week contract and was expected to take whatever part was assigned him. But Bolger balked when he was cast as the Tin Man in the studio's Wizard of Oz. He felt the role was too confining for his talents, so Bolger convinced the film's Scarecrow, Buddy Ebsen, to switch parts with him. This move, of course, assured film immortality for Bolger, but wasn't so beneficial for Ebsen, whose allergic reaction to the Tin Man's silver makeup forced him to drop out of the film and be replaced by Jack Haley. Bolger's movie career pretty much took second place to his Broadway work in the 1940s. In 1948, Bolger was awarded the lead in a musical version of Charley's Aunt titled Where's Charley? It was when the daughter of one of the production people began singing his lyrics back to him during out-of-town tryouts that Bolger, in league with composer Frank Loesser, developed the "everybody sing" chorus for the song "Once in Love With Amy". Bolger repeated his role in the 1952 filmization of Where's Charley (1952), then continued his Broadway career with intermittent film appearances into the 1960s. He also starred in a 1953 TV series, alternately titled The Ray Bolger Show and Where's Raymond?, which was so bad that even he was uncharacteristically putting himself down before the inevitable cancellation.The photo has been autographed on the front by Ray Bolger with a fountain pen in red............CONDITION OF PHOTO,AUTOGRAPH AND BYLINE IS VERY GOOD.PHOTO HAS A HORIZONTAL CREASE WHICH DOES NOT AFFECT AUTOGRAPH...................