Donnie Dunagan "Mother Carey's Chickens" Photo Archive. Six original 8" x 10" stills, all from the personal collection of Donnie Dunagan and showcasing his Hollywood debut, RKO's Mother Carey's Chickens (1938). There are four beautiful portraits and two candids; one of Donnie with producer/director Rowland V. Lee, and one with a studio nanny, who's reading Donnie a book as he rests in the trailer dressing room Lee provided for him. Significantly, Lee also directed Donnie in Universal's Son of Frankenstein and Tower of London, both 1939 releases; also, the dressing room shot shows in the background a drawing of Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, signed by Walt Disney, for whom Donnie later provided the voice of the fawn in Bambi (1942). (In one of the portraits, Donnie is holding a Dopey doll.) There is some scrapbook page residue on the reverse of several of the shots, and three of them have the RKO Radio Pictures stamp on the reverse. In overall Excellent condition. The affection between Lee and Dunagan in the candid set shot is especially evident. From the Donnie Dunagan Archive.

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