Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00144235: GLORIA GRAHAME

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Scarce vintage inscribed blue ballpoint pen signature on a 3x5-inch off-white card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Janet Bruce in the 1960s. In good condition, with rust stains from four staples in the corners, away from the writing itself, and one minor stray ink mark along the right edge. After garnering public attention for her portrayal of Violet Bick in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), sexy Gloria Grahame went on to play a string of shady, sultry types in noir gems like Crossfire (1947), In a Lonely Place (1950), Sudden Fear (1952), The Big Heat (1953), Human Desire (1954), and Naked Alibi (1954). The actress was also memorable as Ado Annie Carnes in Oklahoma! (1955). She died of stomach cancer at the age of 57 and her autograph, always sought by It's a Wonderful Life collectors, is elusive in any format.