MARGUERITE CHAPMAN : FILM SERIES : ACTRESS : BIKINI : RISQUE ; RWP CARDS : 2003

This vintage real photo postcard features American actress, Marguerite Chapman (1918-1999). She was born in New York. While working as a telephone switchboard operator, she began to pursue a career in modelling. She was involved in national advertising campaigns. She approached Howard Hughes about appearing in one of his films. The film was never made but he showed her screen test to some Hollywood people and in 1939, she was signed by 20th Century Fox. In 1941 she did a brief stint with Warner Brothers and between 1942 and 1948, she worked for Columbia Pictures. Her film debut was in 1940 and for a couple of years she appeared in small roles of various films. Her 1942, she was signed for a lead role in a Republic Pictures in a twelve part adventure series. More leading roles followed. During World War II she entertained the troops and sold war bonds. In the 1950’s her work mostly included supporting film roles and in the 1960’s she appeared on many television shows. Chapman was married and divorced twice. The IMDb gives her 76 credits in her filmography between 1940 and 1977. She is credited with originating the concept of traveling autograph conventions. This postcard was published by RWP in 2003. It is in very good condition (see scans).  

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