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    To Catch a Thief (Paramount, 1955). Autographed Window Card (14" X 18").
    One of Alfred Hitchcock's most glamorous thrillers, this film is set in the French Riviera and stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. It was the third Hitchcock film for both stars. Kelly is decked out in diamonds and sumptuous costumes by Edith Head, who was nominated for an Oscar for her designs. This window card has been trimmed by four inches at the top of the upper imprint area, there is a tape stain in the left border, a dust shadow in the left and right borders, and staining at the bottom edge. The card has been folded vertically and there are a few creases and a scratch in the field. The card is signed "Cary Grant." From the collection of Artie Kern, A/V man to Oscar winning songwriter Sammy Cahn for many years, who was also personal lyricist to Frank Sinatra for almost fifty years. Kern was also Memorabilia Consultant to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in New York City and many of his items were on display there from 1980-1985, until its closing. Sammy Cahn helped Mr. Kern obtain the autographs as he was president of the hall for over 17 years and almost all of the signatures were from his personal friends. As many are aware, Cary Grant was an extremely elusive signature to obtain and would rarely sign in-person. You either had to know him or someone who knew him to get the signature! Very Good+.


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    July, 2009
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