[Beach Christmas] Whelan, Arleen. (1916–1993)
"Merry Christmas—From Pacific Sands to You" - Promotional Photograph
Universal Pictures promotional photograph of the American actress, best known for her roles in westerns such as Passage West and Flaming Feather. The 1947 image shows her standing on a California beach, a festive wreath in her hand. The studio blurb affixed to verso reads, "Merry Christmas—From Pacific Sands to You / King Neptune did his Christmas shopping early this year - and what he ordered was a pretty girl, redhead preferred, to convey his season's greetings a la bathing suit style from a southern California beach. Arleen Whelan filled the bill for His Highness, and herewith brings you greetings. Arleen's new movie, coming your way shortly after the first of the year, is the Nunnally Johnson production, The Senator Was Indiscreet, starring William Powell. It's a Universal-International release." "Arleen Whelan / new Universal star" is penned to verso in Spanish by an unknown hand. Light edge wear, toning, two large pin holes to upper left corner, else in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).