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Maverick Mystery: 1958

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Maverick Mystery: 1958

        In the aftermath of James Garner's death, a pair of Wisconsin TV producers are hoping to solve the mystery of which Alice in Dairyland was photographed with the Hollywood actor many decades ago ... [Continue reading]

-- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 20, 2014

And Shorpy has the answer: "April 21, 1958. James Garner on the set of the television show Maverick." With co-star Jack Kelly and the Wisconsin "agricultural ambassador" Alice in Dairyland of 1957, Miss Nancy Kay Trewyn (later Prosser). Photo by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine article "TV's Midas Touch," which appeared in the Sept. 16, 1958 issue. View full size.

Shorpy in Journal Sentinal update

Shorpy is credited in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the "Maverick Mystery".

There were 3

Lest we not forget Beau Maverick played by Roger Moore added later.

[Four, actually; Robert Colbert played Brent Maverick in two episodes in season four. -tterrace]

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Ah, Morning Coffee with Shorpy.

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Good work, gang !

The Plumber Arrives

In the early '60s I had a plumbing repair call at James Garner's house in West Los Angeles close to Sunset and Sepulveda. His only request was who ever came to his house had already had the mumps. So I qualified as I did indeed had the mumps as a child. On arriving he insisted I have a cup of coffee and chat with him for a few minutes as he had not had a visitor for a few days. He turned out to be a very nice person. I completed the job and left.

-- Dick Clark of Clark Plumbing and Heating

I always felt sorry for Jack Kelly

His episodes as Bart Maverick never had a chance when compared to James Garner as Bret.

Pleases With Cheeses

1957's Alice in Dairyland was Miss Nancy Kay Trewyn (Prosser), listed on the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture's "Past Alices" page. Below: News item from the March 7, 1958, Deseret News and Telegram of Salt Lake City.

 
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