STRATTON STORY MOVIE CAST - LOBBY CARD SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES "JIMMY" STEWART, JUNE ALLYSON - HFSID 251066
Sale Price $396.00
THE STRATTON STORY: JAMES STEWART and JUNE ALLYSON
June Allyson and James Stewart sign a color lobby card for their film The Stratton Story numbered 49/238.
Lobby Card signed: "James/Stewart" and "June/Allyson". Color, 14x11. ©1949, Loew's Incorporated. Numbered 49/238. This 1949 film, the story of a Major League pitcher who makes a professional baseball comeback after his leg is amputated, was a box office smash. STEWART was Stratton's personal choice to portray him, although Van Johnson and Gregory Peck were both considered for the role. ALLYSON played Stratton's wife, Ethel. JAMES STEWART (1908-1997) starred in more recognized masterpieces of the American cinema than any other actor. In 1940, he won the Best Actor Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story, and he was nominated for Oscars in the same category for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), It's A Wonderful Life (1946), Harvey (1950) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959). Stewart, who was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1984, also appeared in You Can't Take It With You, Destry Rides Again, Rear Window, Vertigo, The Spirit of St. Louis, The Greatest Show on Earth and a long list of other features. Frequently portraying wholesome girls-next-door and perfect wives,JUNE ALLYSON (1917-2006) made more than a score of films for MGM, most often in musicals and comedies. In addition to this movie, she co-starred with James Stewart in other films including The Glenn Miller Story (1954). Allyson hosted her own dramatic anthology TV series from 1959-1961, and remained active in film character roles, TV guest appearances and commercials. Slightly creased. Fine condition.
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