Studio Prop Portrait in Oils of Carolyn Jones credited to Frank Stovall c.1958 SOLD P652

A great oil on board of Carolyn Jones. Art measures 35 x 23, frame  40 x 27 1/2. Carolyn Sue Jones  April 28, 1930 – August 3, 1983 was an American actress.

This portrait was painted for the set of the Michael Curtiz noir thriller “The Man In the Net” and credited to Frank Stovall. Here is the synopsis: “John Hamilton (Alan Ladd) leaves a comfortable New York job to take up as an artist in a quiet Connecticut town. His dipso wife (Carolyn Jones) hates the life and falsely makes him out to be selfish, unsuccessful, and, worst, someone who hits her. When she suddenly disappears suspicion falls on him and the townsfolk take the law into their own hands. Hamilton finds his only allies are the local children he has befriended.”

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Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party (1957) and a Golden Globe Awardas one of the most promising actresses of 1959. Her film career continued for another 20 years. In 1964 she began playing the role of Morticia Addams in the television series The Addams Family, receiving a Golden Globe Award nomination for her work.