GLORIA JEAN - INSCRIBED MAGAZINE PHOTO SIGNED - HFSID 19888
GLORIA JEAN Jean inscribes her best wishes on a magazine photo - green dress with lace collar! Magazine Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Hal/My very best wishes/Gloria Jean". Color, 7x10½.
Sale Price $238.00
Jean inscribes her best wishes on a magazine photo - green dress with lace collar!
Magazine Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Hal/My very best wishes/Gloria Jean". Color, 7x10½. 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. Folds, horizontal fold at chin of facial image. Slightly soiled at upper right margin. Overall, fine condition.
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