Quite scarce vintage 3.5 x 5.5-inch sepia-tone postcard portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen and hand-addressed to a fan on the verso, with a brief note mentioning a recent film role. In fine condition, with a postal cancellation from 1947 on the back. 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.