The stunning 8×10 original studio photo of actress Margaret Perry with her chow I acquired fairly recently. It was torn in a few places and had yellowed in blotches but to date this is the only one I have ever seen. I did some restoration work on it and am excited to now have a print of this on my Celebrity Chow Wall of Fame!!
Margaret Perry is one of two daughters of Antoinette ‘Toni’ Perry, namesake of the Tony Awards for Broadway Theater. Her sister Elaine Perry was a noted Broadway director and producer, who passed away on the family’s Salt Works Ranch, in Colorado, in 1986. Most of Margaret’s work was done on stage in New York and on tour.
So…..after restoring the first photo I was thinking I had seen this face before and started searching through my volumes of albums of old chow postcards. Sure enough, there she is !!! Margaret Perry on an equally damaged postcard from the early 1930s wearing what looks to be the same outfit…probably from the same photoshoot with her chow. I must have put that postcard aside to restore and forgot about it. Now I have a beautiful set of images to display.
Antoinette Perry Lynch says
I’ve never seen either of these images, and Margaret was my grandmother. I would love to purchase a digital copy of these.
Sandra Miller says
OH my word Antoinette!!! How wonderful to meet you!!!! I would be thrilled to send you high resolution copies of these images (without the watermarks) so you can print them. Thank you so very much for contacting me. My email is [email protected] Just drop me an email so I have yours to sent to. This is what makes ChowTales so much fun!!!! Hugs Sandra Miller
J.T. Fanning says
I just came across your photos of my Mother.
I see Toni (my niece) found you as well.
I love the images. Thanks for sharing them.
Wow….I am so thrilled to meet you and it is always such a wonderful thing to connect with relatives of these beautiful starlets and stars who owned chows. Would you like copies of these two high resolution images ? I would be most happy to email them to you. Your mother was a stunning woman and I absolutely treasure these two original images I purchased of her.
Do you happen to have any recollection of the chow and the dog’s name? It was a beautiful chow. Any information/ or additional photos you might have to share?