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Richard Boone signed original painting autograph actor

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Sold Date: 05/28/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay



ORIGINAL WORK OF ART BY THE LATE ACTOR RICHARD BOONE,

THE CANVAS MEASURES 22" X 24" AND THE PAINTING IS IN IT'S ORIGINAL FRAME. THE PAINTING IS SIGNED "PETER AND THE CITY - RICHARD BOONE" ON THE STRECHER AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO. THE PAINTING IS ALSO MARKED "DONATION" ON THE STRECHER NEXT TO THE SIGNITURE.

The painting is an abstract city view circa 1940/1950, it is in it's original frame with a Beaux Arts Shoppe label as shown in the photo. Richard Boone autographs are rare and his actual paintings are even rarer. Good luck on this one.

please note that t is a small tear about 1 inch long in the canvas as shown in photo #6.

SHIPPING TO BE $25.00 in the USA. This painting can be picked up from my wearhouse in Wixom, Michigan or on the west side of the state in Saugatuck, Michigan.

SEE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT RICHARD BOON THAT WAS TAKEN OFF OF THE WEB

RICHARD BOONE

U.S. Actor

Richard Boone was one of the television acting profession's gladiators, a craggy, determined and almost menacing figure among the actors and directors who worked with him. His uncompromising commitment to his work often brought him into conflict with his fellow players and was as well a constant source of frustration to the directors and producers who tried to control him. That his work for television eventually brought him critical acclaim and viewer popularity while he simultaneously alienated certain sections of the industry may be, perhaps, the hallmark of his genius.

In 1947 he travelled to New York and joined the well-known Actor's Studio (w his classmates included such then unknowns as Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint and Julie Harris). He got his growth as an actor in some 150 live TV shows in New York between 1948 and 1950, after which he returned home to California. He is also reported as being a regular on the CBS children's program Mr. I. Magination in 1947 (when the program was a local New York show) and also appeared as one of the reporters in The Front Page series (1949-50) during its early days. Back in Los Angeles he was put under contract to 20th Century-Fox and his first feature film was Halls of Montezuma , directed by Lewis Milestone in 1950 (Milestone would later be invited to direct episodes of Have Gun-Will Travel and The Richard Boone Show ). While at Fox he was also working for Jack Webb in his radio Dragnet when, still as an unknown bit player, around the summer of 1950, he did a single radio drama called The Doctor (written by Dragnet writer James Moser). This radio show turned out to be the forerunner of Boone's first starring TV role, Medic.

By 1954 his Dr. Konrad Styner, host, narrator and frequent participant of Medic (1954-56), which had been created and written by Moser, had made him a household name. Medic employed a dramatic-documentary style, factual and educational in content but with a dramatic impact that few if any physician centered programs achieved until the advent of Ben Casey in 1961. With Moser writing and generally steering the series, Medic developed a highly effective semi-documentary technique similar to TV's popular Dragnet . The program took its stories from the files of the L.A. County Medical Association, real medical case histories showing innt drama. Boone's stolid underplaying heightened the dramatic force of the series but t were critics and viewers at the time who thought his character too dour and gruff. When Medic came to an end Boone found other parts elusive; although this had been his first real doctor role casting directors had come to see him as a "doctor" character and his strong screen association with the role of Dr. Styner left him typecast in the "he always plays doctors" file.

His most memorable TV role, however, was set in a completely different genre and featured Boone as a 1870s San Francisco gentleman-adventurer who hired himself out as a mercenary gunslinger. As the impassive troubleshooter Paladin in the post Civil War West of Have Gun, Wi...
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