MITZI GREEN

Very early vintage 8×10 matte finish black and white chest-up studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Dear Mae,/With love/from/Mitzi (Green).”  Fine condition, with a very mild diagonal bend in the bottom left corner; and patches of faint silvering in her hair, completely invisible when the photograph is viewed head on.  Mitzi Green was the first child actress to be put under contract by Paramount Pictures. She appeared in several popular Paramount productions in the early 1930s, my personal favorite as an hilariously obnoxious brat in the wonderful Nancy Carroll vehicle, Honey (1930). 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.

$60