IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 1946 Child Star Jean Gail Photo

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 14, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Original 8x10-inch black-and-white glossy publicity photo / movie still was produced to promote the 1946 RKO family / holiday film, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, which starred James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Samuel S. Hinds, Mary Treen and Virginia Patton, Sheldon Leonard, Edward Keane, Georgie Nokes and Bobby Anderson. The film was directed by Frank Capra and was based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern. This is an original studio-issued still -- NOT a copy or reproduction. The photo features a great image of child actress, Jean Gail -- who plays Mary as a child -- sitting at a drugstore counter having an ice cream sundae. Film information and a description of the scene are printed on a paper snipe that is attached to the back side of the photo. This photo was apparently used as an illustration for a newspaper, or magazine. T are several publisher's notations along the borders. Overall condition: solid VG...... T is one obvious flaw that keeps this photo from being in great shape. T are three spots of discoloration in the background area of the scene -- caused by the glue used to affix the snipe to the back. However, since these spots occur on the background, rather than on the child actress, they are not too distracting. Otherwise, the photo is clean and bright.

We strive to grade all items accurately and in addition, give detailed descriptions of all major flaws. Our grades of condition are as follows:

NEAR MINT: Unused condition. This photo has little or no signs of handling, with sharp edges and a bright image.....

EXCELLENT: Clean and bright with little visible wear. This photo may have been used lightly, but t are no major flaws. It may have very mild flaws, such as a few tiny pinholes on the borders, or slight dings on the edges, etc.....

VERY GOOD: This is a used photo, but the image area is generally clean and bright. However, upon closer inspection it will show signs of use. The photo will likely have one, or more, of the following flaws: pinholes, smallish tears or wear around the edges, tiny border chips, light scratches, mild soiling, tape on borders, slight discoloration, crazing in the emulsion, light surface marks, minor repairs. The photo will still display pretty well.....

GOOD : Still presentable, and should look decent in a frame, but this a well-used photo with noticeable flaws. The photo will probably have one, or likely more, of the following flaws: wear/tears around the borders, pinholes, creases, tape on borders, border chips, browning, soiling, light bend lines, repairs, scratches, crazing in the emulsion, mild fading, small holes, waviness, moderate discoloration, surface marks.....

FAIR : Heavy wear and a number of noticeable flaws. The photo may have any of the following flaws: heavy border wear, tears around the edges, lots of pinholes, border chips, brittleness, soiling, creasing, tape on borders, major repairs, scratches, heavy crazing in the emulsion, fading, discoloration, waviness, heavy surface marks, writing/pen marks. Photos in this condition could use restoration, but they may do until a better example comes along.....

POOR: Major problems and countless flaws. Photos in this condition are in need of major restoration

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