Margaret O'Brien Paper Dolls: Authorized edition featuring 16 outfits from 9 films plus bio and photos of MGM's beloved child Star

Overview

She made her screen debut at age five, and a year later Margaret O'Brien was a major movie star. Her initial success came in 1942 with Journey for Margaret, the first of a string of brilliant performances. She was a dramatic actress who specialized in playing sensitive little girls. In 1944, she was honored with a special Academy Award for Meet Me in St. Louis. Co-starring with Judy Garland, she was both dramatic and very funny, too.

During her childhood stardom Margaret O'Brien...

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Overview

She made her screen debut at age five, and a year later Margaret O'Brien was a major movie star. Her initial success came in 1942 with Journey for Margaret, the first of a string of brilliant performances. She was a dramatic actress who specialized in playing sensitive little girls. In 1944, she was honored with a special Academy Award for Meet Me in St. Louis. Co-starring with Judy Garland, she was both dramatic and very funny, too.

During her childhood stardom Margaret O'Brien was the subject of several paper dolls and coloring books. Now Paper Studio Press, presents brand new work by popular artist, Norma-Lu Meehan. The book features two dolls of the famous child star at her childhood peak and 16 costumes from 9 films including Little Women, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Jane Eyre.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935223351
  • Publisher: Paper Studio Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Edition description: JENNY TALIADOROS DBA PAPER STUDIO P
  • Pages: 16
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

After working for decades as a fashion illustrator and art director, Norma Lu focuses her creative efforts on paper dolls.

Trained at Parsons School of Design, her specialty is antique clothing and it shows in her paper doll art. Her Wardrobe series, published by Hobby House Press, includes paper doll sets from the Edwardian, Victorian and Art Deco periods. Her titles for Texas Tech University Press include Collection by Design I and II representing dozens of exquisitely rendered costumes from Kent State Museum collection. Other titles include The Fowler Family Gets Dressed, The Fowler Family Celebrates Statehood and a Wedding, and Heroine of the Limberlost about naturalist and author, Gene Stratton-Porter.

A favorite artist at the annual paper doll conventions, Norma Lu Meehan's souvenir paper dolls are always a hit. These days, Norma Lu is pleased to be working on new projects for Paper Studio Press including paper dolls of Margaret O'Brien, Rhonda Fleming and Greta Garbo.
With a big family of children and grandchildren, Norma Lu divides her time between her home in Indiana and her lake house in Michigan.

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