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BUTTERFLY McQUEEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/21/1984 - HFSID 274128

BUTTERFLY McQUEEN Butterfly McQueen sends an autograph letter giving her temporary address. Autograph Letter Signed: "Butterfly McQueen", 1p, 5x5. Tallahassee, Florida, 1984 December 21, Friday.

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Reg. $300.00

Condition: slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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BUTTERFLY McQUEEN
Butterfly McQueen sends an autograph letter giving her temporary address.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Butterfly McQueen", 1p, 5x5. Tallahassee, Florida, 1984 December 21, Friday. On verso of memo sheet imprinted "Fiddle-le-dee!/I'll think about it/tomorrow!" Begins: "Happy New Year, Mr. and Mrs. Grant (sic)." In full: "My New York phone is out of order, should anyone try to reach me. Here is my temporary address: Butterfly McQueen, Campus Inn R. 136, 1402 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, Fla. 32304". McQueen adds her telephone number at end. Jerry Granat was an autograph dealer who arranged for McQueen's first appearance at an autograph show in 1984. Mrs. Granat was his wife, Ellen. Thelma McQueen (1911-1995) was only 13 when she joined a theater group in Harlem. She was nicknamed "Butterfly" after dancing in the butterfly ballet in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. McQueen debuted on Broadway in Brown Sugar (1937), and two years later, she played her first and most memorable movie role, that of Prissy, the young slave, in Gone With the Wind. After being typecast as a sobbing maid in several films of the 1940s, McQueen grew tired of the image and retired from films in 1947. She continued intermittent theatrical engagements and returned to the screen in the early 1970s (Amazing Grace, 1974; The Mosquito Coast, 1986). In 1975, at the age of 64, she received a Bachelor's Degree in political science from the City College of New York. Slightly creased with fold, vertical fold between the "fl" of Butterfly. Minor show through of print on verso. Fine condition.

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