Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0017312212: HAYLEY MILLS

Surprisingly uncommon 8x10-inch black and white glossy portrait of the sunny juvenile actress, boldly signed in black marker in-person at a recent film convention appearance.  In mint condition.  Mills made her first screen appearance as an infant, in So Well Remembered in 1947.  She resurfaced twelve years later, uncannily affecting as the preteen murder witness in Tiger Bay (1959), cast alongside her celebrated father, actor John Mills.  Her memorable performance drew the attention of Walt Disney, who cast her in Pollyanna the following year, for which she landed a special Academy Award, followed by The Parent Trap (1961) and That Darned Cat (1965).  While generally associated with the light comedy genre, the star was equally adept at drama, as evidenced by her solid work in Whistle Down the Wind (1962) and The Chalk Garden (1964).  Alas, Mills' career had all but dried up by the late 1960s, and she made ends meet with roles in low-budget horror flicks like Twisted Nerve (1968), Endless Night (1972) and Deadly Strangers (1976).