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A Few More Celebrities …

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Here is one that I have never posted before  …  Cochise ( Michael Ansara ) and his date / lady friend, Denise Darnell, Miss Kitty ( Amanda Blake ) and Doc ( I cannot remember his name right now ) from Gunsmoke.  They are standing outside a room down at the Town House Motor Lodge on Cervantes.  We all know Cochise, Kitty and Doc, but I Googled Denise Darnell and the only thing I came up with was a movie she made back in 1950 called ” The Striptease Murder Case ” or something to that effect.  Maybe some of you out there have heard something about her and could fill us in.  Whatever, she sure dresses nice … she looks as if she has Hollywood written all over her … the white gloves and white framed sun glasses … I doubt she picked those up down town at Woolworth’s on Palafox Street.

Now on a serious note, I want to thank Troy Moon at the Pensacola News Journal for writing the article and for Ginny Graybiel, the managing editor of the Pensacola News Journal, for publishing the article.  It was a very nicely written and factual piece on my father’s photography and this blog.  I also want to thank Katie King on the nice photo that she made of me with some of the photographs … that should earn her newspaper award somewhere!!  Thanks again for the great piece … Frank

One more thing … to all the people who have been so kind to write comments here on this blog, I appreciate everything that everybody has written and I respond to all comments that that have been written so far.  And I plan on writing a response to everyone that has written today, but because there have been so many of them, it is going to take me some time, however I want to do it to show my appreciation, so please bear with me.  Thanks again for looking … Frank

Cochise at the Geronimo Sign in Pensacola …

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Here is Michael Ansara as ” Cochise ” standing in front of a Geronimo sign the State of Florida dedicated back in the 1950’s when he came to Pensacola back in the 1950’s.  I am sure that the “political correctness” crowd would hysterical now if this was to happen.  Mr Ansara must have been a good sport about all of this … the photos I have posted of him in the past has him signing autographs and he is smiling in all the photos.  If anyone was around at the time he visited and remembers seeing ” Cochise ” around town and spoke with him. we would love to hear from you … Thanks again for looking

Written by Frank Hardy

February 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

Cochise Arrives in Pensacola …

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Here is Michael Ansara, ” Cochise “, arriving in Pensacola.  As you can tell, he wore his Indian costume on the plane from Los Angeles … I doubt Homeland Security would allow that to happen today.   He sure was a good sport about all of this, but I am sure that he realizes what side his bread is buttered on, as the old saying goes.  It is a shame that more of the so called “celebrities” do not understand that today.  If anyone has any stories of when he was here in Pensacola, please share them with us.  One more thing, the lady looking at the camera on the left was his lady friend that came with him.  I have another photo of the two of them with a group of people that I will post later.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

August 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm

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