GLORIA JEAN - INSCRIBED BOOK PAGE SIGNED - HFSID 225932
Sale Price $180.00
Jean inscribes a book page for a fan!
Book Page inscribed signed: "To Harry/Gloria/Jean", in blue ink. 7¼x9 with 3½x4½ photograph. Headed: "Gloria Jean". 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. Horizontal fold creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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