GLORIA JEAN - INSCRIBED ARTICLE SIGNED - HFSID 207518
Sale Price $180.00
Jean inscribes an article from Inside Redken about her career
Magazine Article inscribed signed: "To Jim/Best wishes/Gloria/Jean" above b/w, photograph, 8½x11, in star, 4p, 6½x5½. Headed: "Gloria Jean - Super Star", and from Inside Redken. In 1939, Universal studios, searching for a possible successor to their juvenile singing star, Deanna Durbin, cast actress Gloria Jean (born 1926 as Gloria Jean Schoonover) in The Under-Pup, an inexpensive comedy-drama set in an Interlochen-style musical camp. The film was a hit, and Jean was signed to a Universal contract. Although the actress made 39 films, mostly in the 1940s and 1950s, including Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) with W.C. Fields, her career was not as carefully monitored as Durbin's; allegedly, the studio had problems dealing with Jean's mother, and surreptitiously punished her by sticking her daughter in second-rate roles. Jean also made occasional guest appearances on television, including roles on Death Valley Days (1954) and Annie Oakley (1955), before retiring from acting in 1961. Fine condition.
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