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Great ORIGINAL Double Sided 8" x 10" Warner Bros. Studio Make-Up and Hair Styling Dept. Card, that is an actual piece that was used in the make-up department, indicating the make-up and effects to be applied on an actor or actress for their role in a Warner Brothers feature film. This Card gives the make-up instructions for JOHN ALVIN, for his work in the 1947 musical comedy film,

Love and Learn

Director: Frederick De Cordova

Writers: Eugene Conrad, I.A.L. Diamond

Struggling songwriters Jingles Collins and Bob Grant are unable to sell a song without an endorsement from a well-known band. After a failed attempt to demonstrate their talents to theatrical producer Hugo Bronson, Bob decides to return home to the small town where his mother lives. Jingles and his longtime girl friend Jackie then take Bob out on the town to celebrate his last night in New York City. Meanwhile, wealthy Barbara Wyngate, tired of having her life planned by her socially prominent mother, resolves to have one last fling before she marries her stodgy fiancé Willard. While her family attends the opera, Barbara goes slumming at Danceland. Because unescorted women are not allowed at the club, Barbara pretends to be a dance hostess. By chance, Bob, Jingles and Jackie are also at Danceland. Mistaking Barbara for the girl friend of the club's band leader, Linky, Jingles encourages Bob to try to persuade her to ask Linky to play one of their songs. Without revealing her real identity, Barbara explains that she has no influence with Linky, but she is attracted to Bob and later leaves the club with the others. Having fallen in love with Barbara, Bob decides to stay in New York and invites her to lunch the following day. In order to keep her identity a secret, Barbara rents a modest apartment, where she pretends to live. Later, Barbara throws a party for Jingle's birthday and asks her father to pick out a gift for him. Wyngate buys a cigarette case from Tiffany's, a gift that is far too extravagant to have been purchased by a supposedly unemployed woman. Bob's suspicions grow when Barbara gives Jingles and him a diamond bracelet to pawn so that they can use the money to publish their songs themselves. When Bob sees a newspaper report about a beautiful girl burglar, he immediately assumes that Barbara is a kleptomaniac, but after the police arrest the burglar, he is forced to find another explanation for Barbara's mysterious source of income. Barbara promises to explain everything that evening at dinner. Then she secretly asks her father for a check, which she uses to persuade music publisher Wells to publish one of Bob and Jingle's songs. Bob is so excited when Wells signs them that he rushes to Barbara's apartment to tell her the news. After Barbara's landlady tells Bob that Barbara never sleeps in her apartment, Bob sees Wyngate drop Barbara off at the apartment and mistakenly believes that she is a kept woman. Disillusioned, Bob returns to his mother's house and refuses to listen to Barbara's explanation. Even when their song becomes a big hit, Bob refuses to return to New York or to write more songs. Desperate to get his partner back to work, Jingles agrees to marry Jackie and asks Bob to be his best man. Bob takes part in the wedding but insists that he will leave town immediately afterward. When he learns that Barbara paid for publishing the song, however, Bob decides to confront her. In the meantime, Barbara has eloped with Willard. Wyngate, who dislikes Willard, clears up the misunderstanding between Bob and Barbara, and Bob and he rush off to stop the marriage. They arrive in the nick of time, and Bob and Barbara are married.

Stars: Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Martha Vickers

Cast

Jack Carson ... Jingles Collins
Robert Hutton ... Bob Grant
Martha Vickers ... Barbara Wyngate
Janis Paige ... Jackie
Otto Kruger ... Andrew Wyngate
Barbara Brown ... Victoria Wyngate
Tom D'Andrea ... Wells
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Bella Davis, Landlady
Craig Stevens ... Willard Deckerr
Angela Greene ... Phyllis McGillicuddy
Don McGuire ... Delaney
John Alvin ... William, the Wyngate Chauffeur
Herbert Anderson ... Pete
Jane Harker ... Receptionist
Lou Nova ... Marty

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MORE INFO ON JOHN ALVIN: John Alvin (October 24, 1917 – February 27, 2009) was an American film, stage and television actor. He appeared in over 25 films for Warner Brothers and numerous television and theater roles throughout his career, which spanned from the 1940s to the 1990s.

Alvin was born John Alvin Hoffstadt in Chicago on October 24, 1917. His father was a surgeon while his mother was a professional opera singer. He had one brother.

Alvin began to pursue acting while in high school. He moved from Illinois to California in 1939 in order to study at the Pasadena Playhouse. He met his future wife, June, while studying at the playhouse. The couple would remain married for 61 years, until his death in 2009.

Alvin dropped his last name, Hoffstadt, following the outbreak of World War II. He remained known as John Alvin both professionally and personally for the remainder of his life.

Alvin was signed with Warner Brothers Studios for an exclusive four-year contract during the World War II era. He subsequently appeared in more than 25 Warner Brothers films during this time, including Northern Pursuit, which starred Errol Flynn. Other Warner Brothers productions that Alvin appeared in under his contract included The Beast with Five Fingers, The Very Thought of You, and Objective, Burma!. His pictures after the contract period included Irma la Douce, Inside Daisy Clover, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, and Marnie, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. However, it was his role in the 1943 film Destination Tokyo, in which he co-starred with John Garfield and Cary Grant, that left the largest impression on Alvin. Years later, in a 2006 interview, Alvin credited Grant with having a major impact on his career path: "I learned more about show business from him than from anyone. He was very attentive and helpful."

Alvin later enjoyed a separate television career, which spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s. His television credits included various roles on Leave It to Beaver, All in the Family, Lou Grant, Dragnet, General Hospital, Murder, She Wrote, Starsky and Hutch, The Incredible Hulk and I Spy. Alvin's also appeared in numerous television commercials advertising for such products as Mattel, H&R Block, McDonald's, Porsche and Audi.

Alvin theater repertoire included Send Me No Flowers, The Student Prince, The Chicago Conspiracy Trial and The Cradle Will Rock. He also appeared in a production of Rain, which was directed by Charlie Chaplin.

He largely retired from acting in the 1990s. During his retirement, Alvin often showed his movies for audiences at the Conejo Valley Senior Concerns, an organization for senior citizens based in Thousand Oaks, California.

John Alvin suffered injuries in a fall in February 2009. He died of complications from his injuries a week after the accident at a nursing home in Thousand Oaks, California, on February 27, 2009, at the age of 91. His ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean. Alvin was a 20 year resident of Thousand Oaks at the time of his death.

Alvin was survived by his wife, June, who had been married to him for 61 years. He was also survived by his son, Craig; daughter, Kim Ford; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His son, Tracy, died of a drug overdose in 1969 when he was 21 years old.

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JOHN ALVIN Original Make-up Chart WARNER BROS Studios LOVE-and-LEARN
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