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This is an ORIGINAL 1-Sheet Movie Poster measuring 27" x 41" from RKO PICTURES. It is All Original, OVER 55 YEARS OLD. It was signed in person to the original owner our store, DOUG HART by legendary Hollywood star,

MARGARET O'BRIEN

The actress signed the poster when she stopped into our store when she shopped at the store in the 1980's It is a prominent autograph on the poster.

It has some slight wear in the folds and edges. It is printed on Kraft paper. It features great 50's art for the 1956 motion picture,

Glory

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE as she herself falls in love! A young girl's faith in the racing ability of her horse eventually takes her to the Winner's Circle at the Kentucky Derby. An inspirational story of love and faith.

Director: David Butler

Writers: Gene Markey (story), Peter Milne

Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Walter Brennan and Charlotte Greenwood

Cast

Margaret O'Brien ... Clarabel Tilbee
Walter Brennan ... Ned Otis
Charlotte Greenwood ... Miz Agnes Tilbee
John Lupton ... Chad Chadburn
Byron Palmer ... Hoppy Hollis
Lisa Davis ... Candy Trent
Gus Schilling ... Joe Page
Hugh Sanders ... Sobbing Sam Cooney
Walter Baldwin ... Doc Brock
Harry Tyler ... Beed Wickwire
Leonid Kinskey ... Vasily
Paul E. Burns ... Squeaky Bob
Theron Jackson ... Alexander

It's a great Autograph, and a nice Original item!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON MARGARET O"??BRIEN: Born Angela Maxine O'Brien on January 15, 1937 in San Diego, California. Her film debut was one-minute shot in MGM's Babes on Broadway (1941). Her big moment came when she was cast in Journey for Margaret (1942). This film shot her into instant stardom and also resulted in Angela changing her name to Margaret. Throughout the 1940s Margaret was a major child star. Her unforgettable performance as "Tootie" in Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) won her an Academy Award as "Outstanding Child Actress" of her day. She gave brilliant performances in such films as The Canterville Ghost (1944), Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945), The Secret Garden (1949) and Little Women (1949). By the early 1950s Margaret had made a mint for MGM and earned a personal fortune. But like most other child stars, she failed in her bid to graduate into adolescent roles and in 1951 she retired from the screen. She remained active on TV and on the dinner-theater circuit. In 1979 she began a stint as a civilian aide for Southern California to Secretary of the Army Clifford Alexander.

Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1996.

So skillful but natural was this young actress that when called upon by a certain director to gush some tears, she quite innocently asked: "When I cry, do you want the tears to run all the way down, or should I stop them halfway down?"

In a practice common among child actors at the time, O'Brien adopted as her professional first name the she name of the character who was her first credited part in Journey for Margaret (1942).

Her special Academy Award as Outstanding Juvenile Performer for Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) was stolen and she was unable to regain it for nearly fifty years when two antique collectors came across it in an antique shop and managed to give it back to O'Brien.

Gave birth to her only child, daughter Mara Tolene Thorsen, in 1977.

In 1959, Ms. O'Brien starred in a national stage tour of "The Young And The Beautiful" by author Sally Benson (creator of the book that became O'Brien's most famous film, Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)). Co-starring opposite O'Brien in the stage play of "The Young And The Beautiful" was Dirk Wayne Summers, who later became an award winning writer and director in films and television.

In April 2006, O'Brien was presented with one of the first two Lifetime Achievement Awards ever awarded by the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University. (Celeste Holm received the other.)

In Italy, almost of her films were dubbed by Loredana Randisi.

Stated on TMC's Private Screenings: Child Stars that she is half Spanish.

For her role as Beth in "Little Women", she worked again with Mary Astor, who played the part of Marmee, her mother. Astor was also her mother in "Meet Me in St. Louis". In this film she also worked again with Harry Davenport, who played the part of Dr. Barnes, and who played her grandfather in "Meet Me In St. Louis".

MORE INFO ON IRENE: Became sister-in-law to legendary MGM art director Cedric Gibbons, when she married his brother.

On November 15th, 1962, she took a room at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Los Angeles, under an assumed name. She cut her wrists. This did not prove immediately fatal so she jumped to her death from the fourteenth floor window. Her suicide note read: "I'm sorry. This is the best way. Get someone very good to design and be happy. I love you all. Irene."

It is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for the past 40 years!

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MARGARET O'BRIEN Original AUTOGRAPHGLORY 1-Sheet POSTER
Item #BMM0000312