Margaret O'Brien, who plays 'Tootie' Smith, won the Academy Juvenile Award for being the "outstanding child actress of 1944."

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O'Brien looking at the original sheet music for the 1904 song that inspired the movie.
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Minnelli and producer Arthur Freed with the entire Smith family. From left to right: Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Mary Astor, Joan Carroll, Minnelli, Judy Garland, Freed, Harry Davenport, Margaret O'Brien, and Henry H. Daniels Jr.

Here is a stunning promotion from the Golden Age of movie exhibition. Even during World War II, gigantic displays like this one at New York City's Astor Theater were still found in America's large cities.

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A billboard display of "Meet Me in St. Louis" at New York City’s Astor Theater

Get your tickets for "Meet Me in St. Louis" in select theaters near you on December 8 and 11. Watch the trailer below.

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