Bob Crane Hogan In Person Signed night of his death

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 03, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

This auction is for an original autograph signed June 13, 1978 by actor Bob Crane (1928 - 1978) on a playbill program for "Beginner's Luck" staged at the Windmill Dinner Theater in Scottsdale, AZ.

My wife an I attended the production of Beginner's Luck on June 13, 1978 at the Windmill Dinner Theater, which was located on the corner of Scottsdale road and Shea Blvd. We enjoyed the show and after it ended, Bob Crane said if anyone would like to stay after the show he would sign autographs. We stayed and my wife and I got autographs and talked to him for a little while. He gave my wife a kiss and shook my hand, then we left. We were very surprised to read the morning paper and see that he had been killed that very night.

More about Bob Crane: Born Robert Edward Crane in Waterbury, Connecticut, Crane dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen to pursue a career in drumming. Struggling, Crane held numerous jobs as a radio disc jockey before his break came with an offer from a Los Angeles radio station. Soon, most of Southern California was listening to Crane's show. This earned Crane the nickname: "King of the Los Angeles Airwaves." In 1965, Bob Crane was cast in the lead role of Robert E. Hogan in the hit television series "Hogan's Heroes." This sparked Crane's rise to stardom and landed him in several film roles. Crane's controversial double-life as an alleged sex addict and amateur pornographer led to a decline in his personal life and career and eventually his murder under mysterious circumstances on June 13, 1978, at his apartment w he was living for the run of his traveling dinner theater production of "Beginner's Luck" at the Windmill Dinner Theater, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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His autograph is in fine condition Original autograph is in blue ink Dedication reads To Kathy Bob Crane His autograph is signed on a 6-page playbill for his dinner theater production "Beginner's Luck" measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" with staple binding. Binding is intact.

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I have made a mistake on the actual date. We attended the play on the June 28, 1978, not June 13th.

I just looked up the actual dates on the internet and June 28, 1978 was a Wednesday. I cannot find the opening date for the play on the internet.