Vintage Italian Postcards

Friday, September 08, 2006

Postcards of CONRAD NAGEL

Conrad Nagel...One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). A son-in-law, Thomas Jones, was former chief executive of military-industrial giant, Northrup Corp. Grandson is Peter Jones who shares his "wavy blond hair and matinee- idol features". Children: Ruth and Michael. Hosted the Academy Awards in 1930 and 1932. Hosted the Academy Awards in 1953 alongside Bob Hope. President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1932 to 1933. Was engaged to Hollywood starlet (and co-author of The Blob) Kay Linaker 4 times. They met while they were filming The Girl From Mandalay in 1936. Nagel was 39 and Linaker 23.
Postcards of Conrad Nagel on www.cartolinetunsill.com