Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00145321: MITZI GREEN

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Uncommon 8x10-inch sepia-tone portrait as a child, boldly signed and inscribed for inveterate collector Joe Walsh in July of 1933. In good condition, with a minor bend to the upper left-hand area and some gentle silvering, chiefly invisible when the photo is viewed head-on. Mitzi Green was the first child actress to be put under contract by Paramount Pictures, perhaps most memorably cast as the hilariously obnoxious brat Doris in the Nancy Carroll flick Honey (1930); Becky Thatcher in Tom Sawyer (1930) and Huckleberry Finn (1931); and the title role in Little Orphan Annie (1932). By age 14, she was a Hollywood has-been, but soon moved to Broadway, appearing in Rodgers' and Hart's Babes in Arms in 1937, and subsequently pursuing a singing career in nightclubs. She died of cancer at the age of 48 and her autograph is elusive in any format.