This story ran today in the Raleigh North Carolina News & Observer under a “Past Times” story. It really is an interesting time capsule of an era gone by. This was at the time that Mickey Rooney was the number one box office star. He was riding high as “Andy Hardy” in the MGM series.
More about that in our book, The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney from Simon & Schuster.

The News & Observer

Things happened fast for the young Ava Gardner