Title Gloria Jean. Her Story. A New Universal Pictures Star. Authorize Edition.
Binding Stiff Wraps
Book Condition Near Fine
Publisher Akron, Ohio The Saalfield Publishing Company 1941
Seller ID 005698
4to. 25.5 by 24 cm. 32 pp. Studio publicity biography of the adolescent movie star, intended as the successor of Deanna Durbin at Universal, and here photographed twice with Durbin. Today Gloria Jean, who is still alive, is probably best known today as a co-star in the W. C. Fields vehicle "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break". Like Durbin before her and Jane Powell after, Gloria Jean had an operatic soprano voice as a child and was nurtured by the movie producer Joseph Pasternak, but whether a matter of talent or of timing and other circumstances, her star never shone as bright as either of these other two, and she also wasn't really able to sustain stardom as an adult. Still, she certainly had a pretty, wholesome face, as evident on the cover of this booklet. The pages are heavily age toned, as per the paper stock used. A piece of tape on the upper margin of the last leaf. The tape isn't here because of a repair, and it is perhaps a half inch in length. Otherwise, a fine copy.