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Mary Maguire being interviewed on Radio 4BH in Brisbane, ca. 1936 | by State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Mary Maguire being interviewed on Radio 4BH in Brisbane, ca. 1936

Photographer: Unknown

 

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 

Brisbane girl Peggy Maguire (b. 1919) was only 16 when Charles Chauvel cast her in his early epic Heritage (1935). The following year, having changed her name to Mary, she appeared in The Flying Doctor (1936), an international co-production shot in Australia by the British director Miles Mander, and starring the imported American actor Charles Farrell. Maguire then left for Hollywood , where she debuted in the Warner Bros picture That Man's Here Again (1937). She went on to appear in a handful of further Hollywood B pictures, including Alcatraz Island (1937) and Sergeant Murphy (1938), in which she played the love interest of a young Ronald Reagan.

 

After Mysterious Mr Moto (1938) she moved to Britain and made a string of films there, including Keep Smiling (1939) with Gracie Fields, the aptly named Black Eyes (1939) and This was Paris (1942).

  

View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/75288

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Taken sometime in 1936