BUTTERFLY McQUEEN - CHECK ENDORSED 03/26/1991 - HFSID 221924
BUTTERFLY MCQUEEN Butterfly McQueen endorses a check for $32.00 for four photos. Partly Printed Check endorsed: "Pay Bowery Bank/#[account number written]/Butterfly McQueen/(Thanks)", 6x2¾. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1991 March 26.
Sale Price $136.00
Butterfly McQueen endorses a check for $32.00 for four photos.
Partly Printed Check endorsed: "Pay Bowery Bank/#[account number written]/Butterfly McQueen/(Thanks)", 6x2¾. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1991 March 26. Drawn on the First National Bank in Albuquerque on a fans account, filled out and signed, made payable to Butterfly McQueen" for $32.00 for four photographs. 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. Bank cancellation stamps not near signature. Fine condition.
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