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  • Margaret O'Brien : A Career Chronicle and Biography by Allan R. Ellenberger with forwards by Robert Young and Margaret O'Brien (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, 2000).
  • My diary by Margaret O'Brien; with drawings by the author and a foreword by Lionel Barrymore (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1948).

Referenced in:

  • The Great Movie Stars 1: The Golden Years by David Shipman (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1995).
  • Hollywood Kids : Child Stars of the Silver Screen from 1903 to the Present by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: Dutton, 1987).
  • Great Child Stars by James Robert Parish (New York: Ace Books, 1976).
  • The MGM Stock Company: The Golden Era by James Robert Parish and Ronald L. Bowers (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1973).

The Books/ Plays of her Films:

  • Journey for Margaret by William Lindsay White (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1941).
  • Madame Curie by Eve Curie (1937).
  • Jane Eyre : an autobiography by Charlotte Brontė (London : Smith, Elder, 1847).
  • Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson (New York City: Random House, 1942).
  • Lord Arthur Savile's crime & other stories by Oscar Wilde (London : J.R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1891).
    (inspiration for THE CANTERVILLE GHOST)
  • For Our Vines Have Tender Grapes by George Victor Martin (New York: 1940).
  • "Three wise fools; a comedy in three acts." by Austin Strong (New York: French, 1923).
  • Little Women, Or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy by Louisa May Alcott (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868).
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911).
  • Heller with a Gun by Louis L'Amour (Gold Medal, 1954).
    (inspiration for HELLER IN PINK TIGHTS)
For more information about locating any of the above books, visit this page: Classic Movie Merchandise: Books.



  • "Margaret O'Brien."  Baseline Celebrity Biographies (1999).
  • "Margaret O'Brien."  Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television (1998).
  • "Margaret O'Brien."  The Complete Marquis Who's Who Biographies (1997).


  • Vigoda, Arlene.  "Long Wait Ends."  USA Today (8 February 1995): 1D.
  • Golden, Eve. "The Journeys of Margaret O'Brien." Classic Images n.218 (August 1993).
  • "The kids."  Screen Greats 1.2 (Summer 1971): 48.
  • "Where are they now?"  Newsweek n.70 (25 September 1967): 20.
  • O'Brien, G.  "I hope Margaret marries at 18."  Silver Screen 21.4 (February 1951): 30.
  • "Kind of clothes she likes."  Good Housekeeping n.127 (August 1948): 10.
  • "Wins honorary award in Companion poll of favorite stars."  Woman's Home Companion n.73 (June 1946): 8.
  • Hall, G.  "Mrs. O'Brien's daughter."  Silver Screen 15.10 (August 1945): 46.
  • "The Remarkable Miss O'Brien."  Lion's Roar 4.1 (February 1945).
  • "...and kisses from Miss O'Brien."  Lion's Roar 4.1 (February 1945).
  • "My Christmas Wish."  Photoplay n.26 (January 1945): 47.
  • "Miss O'Brien of Hollywood."  Cue 14.4 (27 January 1945): 9.
  • Agee, J.  "The vividness of her acting in 'Meet Me in St. Louis'."  The Nation n.159 (25 November 1944): 670.
  • Markel, Helen.  "She Might Be Your Child: Margaret O'Brien is completely natural. That's why she captivates the movie-goer."  The New York Times Magazine (1 October 1944): 16, 40.
  • "You can't cuddle medals."  Lion's Roar 3.4 (July 1944): supplement.
  • Lennart, I.  "Truth, the whole truth."  Lion's Roar 3.2 (January 1944).
  • "F-U-N spells work."  Lion's Roar 3.2 (January 1944).
  • "Pigs don't fly."  Lion's Roar 2.5 (July 1943).
  • "Baby Bernhardt."  Lion's Roar 2.3 (December 1942).


  • Photoplay n.28 (January 1946): 50.

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