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Gene Autry, Inc. - June 28, 1948 Life magazine

Sunday, December 6, 2015 11:37:40 AM America/New_York

Gene Autrey from Life Magazine

Excerpt from June 28, 1948 Life Magazine.

The business-minded star of singing Westerns has parlayed a horse, a guitar and an agreeable voice into a multimillion-dollar empire.

This little news item is the sort of thing that occasionally brings a shadow of annoyance to the otherwise ruddy cheeks of Gene Autry, the singing cowboy of screen and radio. For Autry, currently billed as "Public Cowboy No.1,”or alternately as "America's Singin’est Cowboy.” does not like to see indications of his income, in whole or in part, publicly displayed. That kind of publicity he figures, is not good for a guy who for 15 years has been establishing himself in America's ears and eyes as just a simple cowhand with a voice. What is not good publicity is not good business, and of the latter Autry is clearly an expert judge. In the last three years he has been proving by concrete accomplishment that he is a businessman of action and acumen in the old American way. Autry is a chunky, slim-hipped, smiling man who rates so high in the minds of singing western fans that a lot of them become impassioned when they try to talk about him. "Four nights ago," wrote one in a recent issue of Autry's Aces, the publication of the Autry fan club, "Gene became the topic of conversation in, of all places, the cocktail lounge of the Athletic Club here in Omaha.

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