Personal Christmas card authentically signed by famed radio host and writer Mary Margaret McBride (1899-1976). It dates from 1955.
McBride worked as a radio interview host for over 40 years, counting as her guests a broad range of people from the arts, entertainment, politics, etc. Her shows drew in millions of listeners. "It's one o'clock, and here's Mary Margaret McBride," intoned the announcer introducing her radio show in the 1940s.
Christmas card measures 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches and opens up to reveal signature in red ink: "Mary Margaret McBride." Comes in mailing envelope postmarked New York, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1955.
Card is in near mint condition – as fresh as the day it was sent from New York City in 1955.
This item comes directly from the estate of Charles "Chaw" Mank Jr. (1902-1985), noted songwriter, author, bandleader, record producer, sheet music publisher, psychic, radio personality, silent movie theater organist, world champion pen pal, inveterate collector and Hollywood/music fan club pioneer.