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I remember seeing "Against All Flags" years ago. That sweet Alice had a substantial role and a fairly prominent billing shows that she apparently came close to having a significant movie career.

 

It would be interesting to know what happened next. Casting directors didn't like her performance? Her agent asked for too much money? Just bad luck that roles that she might have been suited for didn't turn up?

 

1952 was well into the post-TV downturn in movie revenues and in the number of films being produced. Perhaps if she had arrived 10 years earlier, she might have had a career.

 

But then she wouldn't have had to take those modeling jobs and we wouldn't be talking about her!

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I remember seeing "Against All Flags" years ago. That sweet Alice had a substantial role and a fairly prominent billing shows that she apparently came close to having a significant movie career.

 

It would be interesting to know what happened next.

Met and married a handsome, dashing young man from a well known and wealthy family. Soon to be very wealthy family. That didn't jibe with kissing the likes of Errol Flynn as a day job. Or any job, for that matter, other than "beautiful socialite, devoted wife and mother."

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I remember seeing "Against All Flags" years ago. That sweet Alice had a substantial role and a fairly prominent billing shows that she apparently came close to having a significant movie career.

 

It would be interesting to know what happened next.

Met and married a handsome, dashing young man from a well known and wealthy family. Soon to be very wealthy family. That didn't jibe with kissing the likes of Errol Flynn as a day job. Or any job, for that matter, other than "beautiful socialite, devoted wife and mother."

 

Can't remember exactly when the marriage fits into her timeline, but in '53, the year following Against All Flags, she managed to squeeze in bit parts in five other films, and one more in '54.

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Alice Ann Kelley FILMOGRAPHY

Including television appearances

 

 

June Bride

1948

(Boo's Girlfriend at Wedding)

 

A Date with Judy

1948

(Girl)

 

The Silver Theatre (TV Show)

1949

 

The Bigelow Theatre (TV Show)

1950

 

Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas

1951

(Betty)

 

Son of Ali Baba

1952

(Calu)

 

Francis Goes to West Point

1952

(Cynthia Daniels)

 

Against All Flags

1952

(Princess Patma)

 

Take Me to Town

1953

(Heroine in Show)

 

Walking My Baby Back Home

1953

(Secretary)

 

The Golden Blade

1953

(Handmaiden)

 

The Glass Web

1953

(Waitress)

 

Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation

1953

(Stewardess)

 

Ma and Pa Kettle at Home

1954

(Sally Maddocks)

 

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From that last list, "Against All Flags" would appear to be the highlight. It can't be a good sign for your career when you go from a featured role in AAF to a bit part in "Ma and PA Kettle on Vacation."

 

In terms of forsaking Tinseltown for matrimony, as I recall, the actress who played the oldest daughter in "The Sound of Music" did something similar. Of course, there's also Grace Kelly.

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This photo turned up tonight... and I thought, "I've seen that photo somewhere before... but where?"

 

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Alice Kelley in a great pulp, Life Romances V6 #2. April 1955. No credit, but it is written..."you shall know her by her lateral incisor".

 

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It's the same girl. But, is it Alice?

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This photo turned up tonight... and I thought, "I've seen that photo somewhere before... but where?"

 

DimpleDoll051_maybe_zps1154dc4c.jpg

 

Alice Kelley in a great pulp, Life Romances V6 #2. April 1955. No credit, but it is written..."you shall know her by her lateral incisor".

 

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It's the same girl. But, is it Alice?

 

What do the lobes say? :sumo:

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That girl's got almost no lobe at all, much different from the ear clearly seen on Alice's publicity photo.

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Alice has very long and narrow ears, almost "elf" ears (without pointed tops, of course). I've been studying her ears (among other attributes) in the two films of hers I've recorded on my DVR (June Bride and Against All Flags). It's too bad that the ears can't be seen in most of the photos that are most in need of verification.

 

I've also been reviewing the photos we've collected in my photobucket album. I'm becoming inclined to agree with rjpb... we are probably dealing with one or more other models that look very much like Alice in certain photos, although for now I'm reserving judgement on which ones to exclude.

 

If anyone wants to review her album for themselves, here's the link again:

 

Alice Kelley album

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There was a division of opinion, earlier, and I had my doubts, too... but now I'm all for voting Teen-Age Romances #4 into the Alice Kelley collection, if only on the basis of the visible ear. That's totally Alice's ear. Compare it to the b&w publicity photo...

 

 

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There was a division of opinion, earlier, and I had my doubts, too... but now I'm all for voting Teen-Age Romances #4 into the Alice Kelley collection, if only on the basis of the visible ear. That's totally Alice's ear. Compare it to the b&w publicity photo...

 

 

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I definitely hope we can keep that one in because it's my favorite among her covers. I think you are right, though, that at least one of her grandparents must have been an elf.

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There was a division of opinion, earlier, and I had my doubts, too... but now I'm all for voting Teen-Age Romances #4 into the Alice Kelley collection, if only on the basis of the visible ear. That's totally Alice's ear. Compare it to the b&w publicity photo...

 

I concur. The hint of a dimple is a giveaway, too.

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There was a division of opinion, earlier, and I had my doubts, too... but now I'm all for voting Teen-Age Romances #4 into the Alice Kelley collection, if only on the basis of the visible ear. That's totally Alice's ear. Compare it to the b&w publicity photo...

 

I definitely hope we can keep that one in because it's my favorite among her covers. I think you are right, though, that at least one of her grandparents must have been an elf.

 

Maybe she's a distant descendant of Arwen and Aragorn...

 

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There was a division of opinion, earlier, and I had my doubts, too... but now I'm all for voting Teen-Age Romances #4 into the Alice Kelley collection, if only on the basis of the visible ear. That's totally Alice's ear. Compare it to the b&w publicity photo...

 

I definitely hope we can keep that one in because it's my favorite among her covers. I think you are right, though, that at least one of her grandparents must have been an elf.

 

Maybe she's a distant descendant of Arwen and Aragorn...

 

 

That would explain it! :D

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Normally, I'm not a big fan of S&K romance, but this one just sings to me. Goofy kind of romance/teen humor cover.

 

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Thought this one was going cheap, so I picked it up as well.

 

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Kirby's early romance, like his crime books, have more of a depression era than post-war look to them.

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It's funny how this thread has gone from "what are the rarest romance comics?" to "show your romance comics".

Here's one of mine and I hope Bo Hogg doesn't mind.

 

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Someone posted some Cowgirl Romances in the western thread a while ago, but since I already have plenty of westerns, I'll consider mine a romance comic and post it in this thread.

 

 

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Someone posted some Cowgirl Romances in the western thread a while ago, but since I already have plenty of westerns, I'll consider mine a romance comic and post it in this thread.

 

 

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Cool nights, warm lips, and hot bacon :cloud9:

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It's funny how this thread has gone from "what are the rarest romance comics?" to "show your romance comics".

Here's one of mine and I hope Bo Hogg doesn't mind.

 

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Let your freak flag fly, my brother (thumbs u I don't think Bo Hogg would mind, though rare books are his thing for sure. Dang, that's a nice copy.

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