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Movie stars tour the Blue Grass, 1944

Posted on December 16, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

A group of motion picture stars on a three-state tour of Army camps and hospitals arrived in Lexington October 9, 1944 en route from Louisville to Darnall hospital near Danville. They were to be taken on a tour of the Blue Grass horse farms the next morning through arrangements made by Bob Cox, manager of the Kentucky Theater. Pictured are, from left, Nancy Walker, star of both stage and screen versions of “Best Fool Forward” who introduced the popular hit “Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet;” Ann Richards, feminine lead in the new picture, “An American Romance;” King Vidor, producer-director of that show; Walter Abel, member of the cast of “An American Romance,” Rags Ragland, comedian, native of Louisville, and Jean Porter, who appeared in the picture “Youngest Profession.” Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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