Saturday, July 2, 2016

Roy, Dale...And Jack! :)

Hi All!

As a rule, I generally don't post photos in TDS which aren't physically part of the Kellection.

However, I'm making an exception for the picture of Jack Kelly below because of its special and documented place in screen western history.

Its provenance: It was among a group of celebrity photos which sold for nearly $1500 at a live auction in 2015. Before that, the photos were part of the now-defunct Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum located in Victorville, CA, and later Branson, MO. The photos had been auctioned previously by Christie's in 2010.

As if the matted portrait isn't wonderful enough, it was autographed by JK himself! The Kelly humor is evident in the inscription which reads, "For Dale & Roy - You have no right to celebrate a fiftieth anniversary '45' years too early!! - Jack Kelly". (Roy and Dale were married in 1947, but the photo was apparently dated 10/16/81.)

Enjoy! :)