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Item #RH105 SOLD
Clayton Moore's Lariat, Signed
Estimated 40' long, Letter of Authenticity
About The Piece:
Clayton Moore’s leather reata. Braided leather “lasso” owned and used by Clayton Moore – The Lone Ranger! The item was purchased from a promoter of “Grand Ol’ Opry” acts, best friend of Gene Autry’s and a personal friend of Moore’s. It is signed by Clayton Moore- the signature was attached to the lariat . Approximately 40 feet long (not measured exactly, as I didn’t want to ruin the signature!)
Purchase includes a Signed Copy of his Autobiography "I Was That Masked Man!" in hardcover.
About Clayton Moore (1914-1999):
Clayton Moore grew up in Illinois and was a circus acrobat at the age of eight. He would work his way up to aerialist with two circuses and also appear at the 1934 World's Fair. He entered films in 1938 as a bit player and stuntman. He appeared in "B" pictures and serials through 1942, then entered the military. After the war he returned to these supporting roles while concentrating on westerns. By 1949 he was playing the "Masked Man", but that man was Zorro in Ghost of Zorro (1949). In 1949 he was hired to appear in "The Lone Ranger" (1949), the television version of the long-running radio show. One thing he had to do was to work on his voice so that he sounded like the radio Lone Ranger. When he got that right, he became famous, along with Tonto, on the small screen. He was The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1952. Along with William Boyd ("Hopalong Cassidy"), Moore was one of the most popular TV western stars of the era. Moore remained as The Lone Ranger until the series ended in 1957, after 169 episodes. Clayton Moore continued to make commercials and personal appearances as "The Lone Ranger" for the next three decades. At his appearances, he preached the Ranger's Code of good behavior and sometimes handed out sterling silver bullets, special ordered from Edward Bohlin,
("Saddlemaker to the Stars"). Clayton Moore also practiced the Ranger's Code and that image was never tarnished by the types of personal scandals that often affected other stars. "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty "Hi-yo, Silver!" The Lone Ranger!"
The Ranger's Code:
Clayton Moore's Signed Lariat and Autographed Autobiography / Item #RH105 SOLD
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