1993 “A Tribute in Art to John Wayne” Signed by John Hagner, Stuntman, “Artist to the Stars.”
Lot 732. 1993 “A Tribute in Art to John Wayne” Signed by John Hagner, Stuntman, “Artist to the Stars.” Originally from Baltimore, Hagner joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served as assistant to the chaplain on the “USS Philippine Sea,” Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s flagship for his Antarctica expedition in 1946. In 1960, he moved to California, where his career developed as a Hollywood Stuntman and an artist as well. He appeared in such films as “The Great Race” and “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” and in such TV shows as “Batman” and “Outer Limits.” He doubled for Gregory Peck, Walter Pidgeon, John Ireland and others. In 1973, he created the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame in Moab, Utah. Hagner died in 2018 at the age of 90. His signature is on the cover of the title page of his tribute to Wayne, and he added “Happy Landing!” above his gem mint 10 signature. His book is spiral-bound and contains 42 pages, 8.25” x 11”, printed on one side only. More than 20 pages have a single John Wayne illustration. The book is nm, and the illustrations are detailed and nicely executed. Winning Bid $25.