Critter Corner: Mamie Van Doren ca.1956

Mamie Van Doren,
actress and sex symbol,

posing with a lamb ca.1956

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

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Ward Bond was featured in over 200 films

Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960) American film actor whose rugged appearance and easygoing charm were featured in over two hundred films and the television series “Wagon Train”. Bond is remembered for his roles as Bert in “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), Father Peter Lonergan in “The Quiet Man” (1952), and Captain Clayton in “The Searchers” (1956). Other movies include “It Happened One Night” (1934), “Bringing Up Baby” (1938), “Gone with the Wind” (1939), “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), “Sergeant York” (1941), “Tall in the Saddle” (1944), “Fort Apache” (1948), “Hondo” (1953), and “Mister Roberts” (1955). Bond made twenty-three films with John Wayne and after Bond died of a heart attack on November 5, 1960 (aged 57) John Wayne gave the eulogy at his funeral. For his contribution to the television industry, Bond has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Blvd. In 2001, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. There is also a Ward Bond Memorial Park in his birthplace of Benkelman, Nebraska.

Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960)

Ward Bond
(April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960)

Ward Bond was featured in over two hundred films

Ward Bond was featured in over two hundred films

Ward Bond as Seth Adams (right) with Robert Horton as Flint McCullough   from the television program Wagon Train (1957 - 1965)

Ward Bond as Seth Adams (right) with Robert Horton as Flint McCullough from the television program Wagon Train (1957 – 1965)

Ward Bond (right) with John Wayne in "Tall in the Saddle" (1944)

Ward Bond (right) with John Wayne in “Tall in the Saddle” (1944)

Ward Bond (front center) with Shirley Temple (left), Irene Rich, and Henry Fonda in "Fort Apache" (1948)

Ward Bond (front center) with Shirley Temple (left), Irene Rich, and Henry Fonda in “Fort Apache” (1948)

Ward Bond (far right) with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Barton MacLane, and Peter Lorre in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941)

Ward Bond (far right) with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Barton MacLane, and Peter Lorre in “The Maltese Falcon” (1941)

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Classic Hats: Brigitte Bardot (1950)

Classic Hats
Brigitte Bardot (1950)

Brigitte Bardot, 1950 (classic hats, vintage retro 1950s)

Brigitte Bardot (1950)

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Nancy Kelly made 36 movies between 1926 and 1977

Nancy Kelly (March 25, 1921 – January 2, 1995) American actress made 36 movies between 1926 and 1977, including portraying Tyrone Power’s love interest in the classic “Jesse James” (1939) which also featured Henry Fonda; “Stanley and Livingstone” (1939) with Spencer Tracy and Walter Brennan; “To the Shores of Tripoli” (1942) with John Payne, Maureen O’Hara, and Randolph Scott; and “Tarzan’s Desert Mystery” (1943) with Johnny Weismuller. Kelly had her greatest success in a character role as the suicidal mother in the “The Bad Seed”, receiving a Tony Award for the 1955 stage production and an Academy Award nomination for the 1956 film adaptation. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Nancy Kelly has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nancy Kelly made 36 movies between 1926 and 1977

Nancy Kelly made 36 movies between 1926 and 1977

Nancy Kelly has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nancy Kelly has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nancy Kelly with Tyrone Power Jr. in "Jesse James" (1939)

Nancy Kelly with Tyrone Power Jr. in “Jesse James” (1939)

Nancy Kelly with Spencer Tracy in "Stanley and Livingstone" (1939)

Nancy Kelly with Spencer Tracy in “Stanley and Livingstone” (1939)

Nancy Kelly with Johnny Sheffield, and Johnny Weissmuller in "Tarzan's Desert Mystery" (1943)

Nancy Kelly with Johnny Sheffield, and Johnny Weissmuller in
“Tarzan’s Desert Mystery” (1943)

Nancy Kelly with Patty McCormack in "The Bad Seed" (1956)

Nancy Kelly with Patty McCormack in “The Bad Seed” (1956)

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Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle with Luke, his American Pit Bull Terrier

Silent film star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Luke,
his American Pit Bull Terrier, who appeared in ten
of “Fatty” Arbuckle’s films between 1915 and 1921.

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle and Luke, his  American Pit Bull Terrier, who appeared in ten of Fatty's films between 1915 and 1921.

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle and Luke, his American Pit Bull Terrier, who appeared in ten of Fatty’s films between 1915 and 1921.

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