Monday, September 29, 2014

My Bonny

I found this autographed photo postcard of "Bonny Maid" mixed among some other papers at an estate sale this past Friday.

 Bonny Maid was the brand name of and the mascot for a vinyl floor tile made by Bonfide Mills, Inc.

Image courtesy of eBay

 The company was also the sponsor of a TV show called "Versatile Varieties" which aired on CBS from 1949 to 1950.  Several actresses portrayed "Bonny Maid" on the show including Eva Marie Sainte, Anne Francis, Edie Adams and Janis Page.  Looking through pictures of these actresses, I've determined this particular photo features Anne Francis.

Although her trademark beauty mark is covered up, there's no mistaking the eyes, nose and chin.

Anne Francis photo courtesy of

Anne Francis was best known for her role as Altaira in the classic Sci Fi film Forbidden Planet, where she co-starred alongside Leslie Nielson, as well as for her Golden-Globe-award-winning and Emmy-nominated role as "Honey West" in the TV series of the same name which ran from 1965 to 1966.

She passed away in 2011 from pancreatic cancer.

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