GONE WITH THE WIND MOVIE CAST - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK CO-SIGNED BY: CAMMIE KING, MARJORIE REYNOLDS, RAND BROOKS, ANN RUTHERFORD, ERIC LINDEN, EVELYN KEYES, BUTTERFLY McQUEEN, FRANK COGHLAN JR. - HFSID 295806
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GONE WITH THE WIND MOVIE CASTEight actors from the classic film signed this glossy photo of the movie poster. Five have added their character names. Photograph signed: "Evelyn Keyes/Suellen", "Cammie King/'Bonnie'", "Butterfly McQueen (Prissy)", "Rand Brooks", "Eric Linden", "Frank 'Junior' Coghlan. The collapsing Southern soldier", "Ann Rutherford/'Carreen'" and "Marjorie Reynolds". Color, 8x10. Photo of the classic poster promoting the classic 1939 film. In all 8 signatures. In 1939, the epic film, Gone With The Wind, based on Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name, broke box office records and won ten Oscars (against very stiff competition in perhaps the greatest year ever for American films). The saga of the old South remains one of the most beloved films of all time. 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 this film. 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. After playing passive roles under Cecil B. DeMille, EVELYN KEYES (1919-2008) received her best opportunity outside of the DeMille fold when she was cast as the eternally jilted Suellen O'Hara in this film. Some of her other notable works include Face Behind the Mask (1941), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) and 1947's Mating of Millie. Actor RAND BROOKS (1918-2003) is best known for playing Charles Hamilton, the ill-fated first husband of Scarlett O'Hara. He had made his film debut the previous year in Love Finds Andy Hardy, and his other films include Northwest Passage, The Son of Monte Cristo, Niagara Falls, Joan of Arc, The Cimarron Kid, To Hell and Back and Requiem for a Gunfighter. Brooks played Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick in 12 films, and a cavalry corporal on TV's The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. Eleanore Cammack "CAMMIE" KING (1934-2010) played Bonnie Blue Butler, the daughter of Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh). King was also the voice of Faline in the 1942 animated Disney feature, Bambi. She never made another film, quipping later that she had "peaked at age five". King worked in public relations for 40 years, had two children and three grandchildren, and made personal appearances, billed as "Tea with Bonnie Blue Butler", an hour of memories, reminiscences and anecdotes. ERIC LINDEN (1909-1994) was a B-movie first and second lead of the 1930s and a favorite of critics, often appearing as a smart-alec punk or weak-willed mama's boy. His career was badly damaged by his appearance as an "amputation case" in Gone With the Wind. Most of his performance was left on the cutting room floor, which made it look like Linden had stooped to accepting a bit part. A child actress under her birth name of Goodspeed, MARJORIE REYNOLDS (1917-1997) began her adult film career as a Western heroine opposite Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers and Tim Holt. She proved herself as the lead female star of Holiday Inn (1942), and had a powerful role opposite Ray Milland in Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear (1944). She was the TV wife of William Bendix on The Life of Riley (1953-1958). Reynolds can be seen at the Twelve Oaks barbeque in Gone with the Wind (1939). FRANCIS COGHLAN, JR (1916-2009), started appearing in films at the tender age of 3., called by Cecil B. DeMille "the perfect example of a homeless waif". He began appearing as Junior Coghlan in major silent, and as the juvenile versions of Leon Janney in Penrod and Sam (1930) and James Cagney in Public Enemy (1931). In The Adventures of Captain Marvel, Coughlin played Billy Batson, Captain Marvel's alter ego. As noted here, Coghlan played a collapsing Confederate soldier in Gone With the Wind. ANNE RUTHERFORD (born in 1920) gained minor stardom as Polly Benedict in the studio's Andy Hardy series. She was allowed to display her perky comic gifts in a trio of 1940s mystery-comedies co-starring Red Skelton (Whistling in the Dark, Whistling in Dixie, Whistling in Brooklyn), and was quite appealing as Carreen O'Hara in this film. She came out of retirement to play Suzanne Pleshette's mother on TV's The Bob Newhart Show. Rutherford is one of the last three surviving members of this cast as of mid-2012, and the only surviving signer of this piece. Fine condition.
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