A Vivien Leigh photograph owned by Hattie McDaniel
Black and white photograph, framed. Inscribed in McDaniel's hand, "Best / Wishes / To / 'Hattie' / From / Vivian [sic] / Leigh / G.W.T.W. / 1939." Attached to the back of the frame is the press snipe previously adhered to the back of the photograph.
Provenance: Estate of Edgar Goff, great-nephew of Hattie McDaniel.
By repute, McDaniel acquired this photograph during or shortly after the production of Gone With The Wind, and hung it in her home. McDaniel appeared in over 300 films and was the first African-American to win an Academy Award®, in addition to being the first African-American woman to sing on the radio in the United States.
11 x 14 in.