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    "Mother Carey's Chickens" Photo Archive. Five original 8" x 10" stills from RKO's Mother Carey's Chickens (1938), directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Ruby Keeler and Anne Shirley. Child star discovery Donnie Dunagan made his Hollywood debut in this film (at the age of three) and these stills come from Dunagan's personal scrapbook.They include two shots of Donnie posing with a "Dopey" doll (from the then-recently released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs); two of him smiling; and one shot of a theatre display for the film, with the teaser "Featuring Donnie Dunagan New Child Star." One of the smiling poses has some staining on the borders and lower picture area;the theatre display picture has a chip from the upper right corner and some surface ceases; there is some residue on the reverse of four of the shots from having been pasted in the scrapbook; and two of the shots have the RKO Radio blue stamp on the back, with the credit "Photo By Fred Hendrickson." Overall Very Fine condition. The shots of Donnie with the Dopey doll are in a way prophetic, as Dunagan later signed a contract with Walt Disney to provide the fawn's voice in Bambi. From the Donnie Dunagan Archive.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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