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Doc, Kitty and Friends …

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Here is Doc ( Milburn Stone ) and Kitty ( Amanda Blake ) from the tv show ” Gunsmoke ” with some friends from Pensacola down at the Town-House Motor Lodge on Cervantes.  I do not know who the couple is in the middle, but both the man and the lady pop-up in different photos that I have run across.  The man could have something to do with the Chamber, since he always seems to be in the welcoming committee at the airport when these celebrities arrive.  The lady is in a photo I posted a while back with John Wayne and I think she is in several photos made at Son Motors.  However, it is a nice group photo showing what a good time these celebrities are shown when they come to Pensacola.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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December 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

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

John Wayne and Friend …

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This is John Wayne and an unknown ” friend ” photographed at The Townhouse Motor Lodge when he was in Pensacola filming a movie.  Never could find out who the lady is … anyone that has any idea, please let me hear from you.  I have no back ground information on this other than what I have mentioned.  The name of the movie that John Wayne was making at the time was called, ” Wings of Eagles ” .  The part that showed Pensacola was only the first ten minutes or so of the movie and it was filmed out at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.   Thanks for looking ….

Written by Frank Hardy

July 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

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