DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY 2011
Richard Denning was one of the big "hunk" stars of the 1940s. Here he poses with the Paramount starlette Helen Gilbert in the Dorothy Lamour film, "Malaya" Jackie the Lion (famous as the Metro Goldwyn Mayer logo star) lived and was trained for the movies in Bird Wonderland in what is now Encino, California.
Helen Gilbert, Jackie the Lion and Richard Denning - 1942 - Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Joan Putney Nov. 2011. (Click on images to enlarge) Image 4276 - P15
Image 4276 - P15 Helen Gilbert was a cellist prior to entering films.
Richard Denning - Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Joan Putney Nov. 2011. (Click on images to enlarge) Image 4276 - P15 All of the birds and animals used in this Paramount film were provided by Bird Wonderland in Encino, California. (click on image to enlarge) Image 4275-P 14
Richard Denning wrestles Jackie the Lion in the film Malaya. Image number 4277-P16