Beautiful Autographed 1949 Picture Signed by Jimmy Stewart & June Allyson #S404
This is a still photograph from the 1949 movie "The Stratton Story," in which Jimmy Stewart played Monty Stratton, who pitched for several season in the 1930s for the Chicago White Sox. June Allyson co-starred as his wife, a role she played in three movies.
I might add that I love the film; as I've said many times, I always try to acquire items for resale I'd be quite happy to own.
Stratton, who was a major league all-star one year, accidentally shot himself in the leg while hunting that resulted in the amputation of his leg. The movie was a biography, no doubt with a few Hollywood embellishments, but the late pitcher said in 1949 that it was a very accurate portrayal of his life.
After the accident Stratton, with a prosthetic leg, returned to baseball to prove to himself and the world that he could still play ball. If you are a fan of Jimmy Stewart (and June Allyson) you'll love the movie. Stewart and Allyson both signed the photograph with bold signatures.