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BUTTERFLY McQUEEN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 214754

BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN Butterfly McQueen signs a photocopy of a scene from her time on the Mike Douglas Show and her turn as Prissy on Gone With the Wind she includes her new address. Autograph Note signed on verso: "Thanks for [illegible]/Please note new address:/Butterfly McQueen/407 W. 144 St./Garden Apt. A./NYC/ N.Y.

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BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN
Butterfly McQueen signs a photocopy of a scene from her time on the Mike Douglas Show and her turn as Prissy on Gone With the Wind she includes her new address.
Autograph Note signed on verso: "Thanks for [illegible]/Please note new address:/Butterfly McQueen/407 W. 144 St./Garden Apt. A./NYC/ N.Y. 10031". B/w, 8½x11. Scene from the Mike Douglas Show and her turn as Prissy on Gone With the Wind. 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 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, she grew tired of the image and retired from films in 1947. McQueen 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. Lightly creased not near signature. Otherwise, fine condition.

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