Vintage 1949 framed Straight Arrow Radio Program Bandana Nabisco Product Tie In Western Cowboy Art
Snuff Garrett a famous 1950's -1960s Music Producer had and epic collection of western artwork, these framed bandanas hung in his home here in Southern Arizona. This one is of the Straight Arrow Radio Program, Straight Arrow was a dual role with our super hero (Straight Arrow) being a Native American who would go out and do good deeds and save people from the bad men. It was a radio show so you never saw peoples faces just their voices I would be curious to hear the program now. This bandana was a Nabisco Product Tie In which means they sponsored the show and offered this a premium to promote the show and their product. Dated Nabisco (National Biscuit Company) 1949, is framed in a rope like wooden frame with glass and measures 18.5 by 18.5 inches. These were professionally framed and will be professionally packed to prevent damage. The frames may have minor scuffs from moving them around see photos.
See my other auctions all ending around the same time for 9 other framed Western Bandanas from Snuffs personal collection and his pair of custom made boots.
More about "Snuff Garrett" from the Internet:
" If you don’t know who Snuff Garret is, you need to Google him immediately. One of the greatest American music record producers of all time, Snuff wasn’t just rich and famous, he was ostentatious and hilarious, fun and funny, brilliant, quick, and as foul mouthed as a man could be. He was a hoot. And he was a cowboy.
Thomas Leslie “Snuff” Garrett was born in Dallas, Texas. He dropped out of high school, became a disc jockey in Lubbock, and went on to become the most successful record producer of the 1960s and 1970s. A few of his stable of artists included Bobby Vee, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Johnny Burnette, Del Shannon, Cher, Brenda Lee, Nancy Sinatra and countless others. He worked with Phil Spector, Carole King, Leon Russell, Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. Snuff’s great talent was his ability to know a hit song when he heard one, and know who should sing it. He was, to everyone’s agreement, a genius in that respect.
Snuff loved music, and he loved art. Along with his music friends, and Hollywood friends, Snuff had artist friends. Olaf Wieghorst, Joe Beeler, Michael Coleman, John Hampton, Tom Ryan, Gary Niblett, Harley Brown and many others. Snuff’s home was filled with art from his cowboy artist buddies. It was also filled with movie posters. Framed original lithographs hung floor to ceiling, featuring the antics of Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Rex Allen and the others. Every room in Snuff’s house was a testament to his many passions.
Of his many famous friends, Roy Rogers and Snuff had a particularly special relationship. Snuff grew up on Hollywood cowboys and he worshipped Roy. When, as an adult, he met and worked with Roy, the two became fast friends. Frequently Snuff referred to Roy as a “father figure.” It was clear in the way that Snuff emulated Roy (from his suits to his boots), that he had great respect for the man. They remained dear friends for life.
Snuff was an avid collector, and not given to restraint in any way. In the 1980s he bought the then-struggling Bohlin Company after Ed passed away. He has a whole lot of Bohlin buckles to show for it. He was a member of the exclusive Charlie Russell Riders, and prized his Riders collection. But the best part about Snuff’s collecting – whether gifts from famous friends, rare movie posters, silver spurs, or anything else for that matter -- is that he did it out of love. He loved this stuff, and he took great pleasure in living with it every day. Snuff’s heart was as big as his personality. Many of Snuff’s collectibles are personalized, or personal, or just plain cool. Like he was.
If you’d like to learn more about Snuff Garrett, we recommend you do an Internet search for the Sept. 3, 1998 “Phoenix New Times” article about Snuff by Gilbert Garcia. It’s titled, “Happy Trails.”"
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Shipping Details: This item will ship by Parcel Select USPO insured or you can pick up this item in Tucson Arizona for free at VITNAGE in downtown Tucson.