BUTTERFLY McQUEEN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 09/01/1987 - HFSID 270868
BUTTERFLY McQUEEN Butterfly McQueen fills out and signs a check to pay Mrs. A. Clark $250.00. Check filled out and signed: "Butterfly McQueen", 5¾x2½. New York, New York, 1987 September 1. Check No. 253, drawn on her account at The Bowery Savings Bank, payable to "Mrs. A.
Sale Price $270.00
Butterfly McQueen fills out and signs a check to pay Mrs. A. Clark $250.00.
Check filled out and signed: "Butterfly McQueen", 5¾x2½. New York, New York, 1987 September 1. Check No. 253, drawn on her account at The Bowery Savings Bank, payable to "Mrs. A. Clark" for $250. Noted by McQueen to be for: "Sept. 87". Above her signature, McQueen has written: "Please cash soon." She has written: "(Thanks.)" beneath her signature. Not windowed to show verso. Matted to 12x16 with photograph, b/w, 6¾x8½, depicting her in her role as Prissy. Two labels affixed to verso of mat. 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. She 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. 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. Fine condition. Matted, not in Gallery of History style. Not reviewed by us for conservation integrity. "As is" matting purchase.
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