Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00144235: GLORIA GRAHAME

Rare vintage inscribed blue ink signature on a 3x5-inch tan card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Janet Bruce in the late 1950s. In fine condition, with staple rust stains in all four corners, none touching the writing itself. 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.