iSold It Franchise Owner William Fikhman organizes auctions of Margaret O'Brien's possessions to support the Southern California Motion Picture Council. He is the owner of the two iSold it Franchises in the Los Angeles area.
You can see the auctions on eBay and learn more about iSold it and see their other auctions at the following:
Margaret O'Brien items for Auction
The press release is below:
iSold It on eBay to Auction the Belongings of Legendary Academy Award Winner Margaret O'Brien
Proceeds Will Benefit the Southern California Motion Picture Council
Tarzana, CA (November 20, 2007) – On November 28, 2007, iSold It will launch the auctions of Margaret O’Brien. The legendary actress, known for such roles as “Tootie” in “Meet Me In St. Louis”, “Little Women” and “The Secret Garden”, will relinquish her possessions in an effort to raise funds for the Southern California Motion Picture Council. The auctions will last seven days, with the last culminating on December 15, 2007 (in time for buyers to purchase them as holiday gifts) and can be accessed through www.isolditstore.com/109 by clicking the “Margaret O'Brien Auctions” link on the homepage on the right.
“We are doubly thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an icon and serve a great philanthropic cause,” says iSold It owner William Fikhman, “Ms. O’Brien was referred to us by another celebrity client whose personal possessions we sold earlier this year; I am honored that celebrities are recognizing iSold It as a trusted partner to help them sell their items on eBay.”
Items in the auction include vintage and antique chairs, candle holders, artwork, and other rare and eclectic personal belongings that Ms. O'Brien has acquired in her travels around the world. All items have been signed by Margaret O’Brien personally, and photographs of her signing the actual items will be displayed in the auction pages on eBay. To see the wide collection of items being auctioned off starting on November 28, 2007 please visit www.isolditstore.com/109 then click “Margaret O'Brien Auctions” on the right side of the webpage.
About iSold It:
iSold It is a nationwide chain of drop off stores that makes it easy for individuals and businesses to sell their things online. iSold It researches each items' marketability online, professionally photographs the item, writes descriptive copy, collects payment from the buyer then packs and ships the item to the buyer. After the item sells, iSold It sends you a check! iSold It is proud to be the nation's top seller on eBay.
About Margaret O’Brien:
Legendary child star Margaret O'Brien, is considered by most film critics and historians as the greatest "Little" actress of all times. O'Brien, a gifted dramatic performer, was one of the most popular movie stars of the 1940's. Her film debut was a one-minute scene in "Babes on Broadway" (1941). Studio Executives were amazed at her extraordinary talent and cast her in "Journey For Margaret" (1942), as the little orphan girl during the war. Overnight, Margaret O'Brien soared to major Stardom! She was heralded as a "sensation", a "child genius," and MGM wisely signed her to a long term contract.
Margaret remained the biggest child star throughout the 1940's, being a number one box office attraction. Her unforgettable performance as "Tootie" in Vincente Minnelli's "Meet Me In St. Louis" (1944), with Judy Garland as her co-star, earned her and Academy Award and the position of the highest paid star in the nation.
Margaret turned out spectacular performances in such classics as "The Canterville Ghost" (1944) and "Unfinished Dance" (1947).Her brilliant work in "The secret Garden" (1948) and "Little Women" (1949) immortalized in the tear filled eyes of audiences world wide. Additional movie successes (more than thirty in all) included "Three Wise Fools", "Jane Eyre", "Bad Bascomb", "Tenth Avenue Angel" and "Music for Millions".
Achieving super star status during Hollywood's "Golden Era", provided a career most actors can only dream of. Today Margaret continues to receive film and television offers. She has guest starred on many television shows, including, "Murder She Wrote" and "Tales From the Darkside." Margaret remains very active in charitable affairs and most recently completed the film "Hollywood Mortuary."