|The pictures show views of this 1957 Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes Cereal Box Front With Soldier Prize & Bonus Painting. The first picture shows the front panel of this 10 ounce cereal box. The second picture shows the back of this cardboard panel. We had acquired six different old cereal box front panels with this Artist's paintings. This is one of them. This is a very interesting, signed, dated, painting on a classic and nostalgic Kellogg's cereal advertising box for children. There is just so much that can be said about this item. This is ONLY the front panel of the cereal box.|
There is the ''GR-R-REAT!'' advertising character Tony the Tiger, bright and bold.
A Post Korean War Soldier plastic playset figure prize with the same pose on the cereal box front. This is the advertising on the store shelf that a child would have seen. If you are reading this perhaps you were that child back then.
A signed and dated unusual original painting on the back (box inside). The painting is of ''HOLLYWOOD'S FRENCH THREAT'' Film Actress Corinne Calvet (see below). The painting was created on Sunday, August 11th, 1957 by Francis Tierney.
A One of a Kind piece from 1957.
This cereal box front panel is marked on the two sides as follows:
KELLOGG'S SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES
SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES OF CORN
NET WEIGHT 10 OZ.
COMBAT EQUIPPED U.S. SOLDIER
SEE BACK PACKAGE
HOLLYWOOD'S FRENCH THREAT
SUNDAY AUG. 11th, 1957
This cereal box panel measures 6-3/4'' x 9-5/8''. It appears to be in excellent condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is a short history of Actress Corinne Calvet, the Actress who is painted on the back of the panel.
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Born: Corinne Dibos on April 30th, 1925 in Paris, France
Died: June 23rd, 2001 (aged 76) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1945 - 1982
John Bromfield (m. 1948 - 1954)(divorced)
Jeffrey Stone (m. 1955 - 1962)(divorced) 1 child
Robert J. Wirt (m. 1968 - 1971)(filed for divorce)
Robin Stone (b. 1956)
Corinne Calvet (April 30, 1925 - June 23, 2001), born Corinne Dibos, was a French actress who appeared mostly in American films.
Calvet was born in Paris. She studied criminal law at the Sorbonne.
Calvet made her debut in French radio, stage plays and cinema in the 1940s before being brought to Hollywood in the 1940s by producer Hal B. Wallis. He cast her in Rope of Sand (1949) opposite Burt Lancaster and Paul Henreid.
In the 1950s, Calvet appeared in a string of films, usually playing French characters, opposite such leading men as Danny Kaye ''On the Riviera'', Joseph Cotten ''Peking Express'', Dan Dailey ''When Willie Comes Marching Home'', James Cagney ''What Price Glory?'', James Stewart ''The Far Country'', Alan Ladd ''Thunder in the East'', Tony Curtis ''So This Is Paris'' and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ''Sailor Beware''.
She made a rare television appearance on the Colgate Comedy Hour with Donald O'Connor on February 3, 1952, televised nationwide by NBC.
She continued to act in Italian and French productions as well as making appearances on American television series, with occasional roles in films. Her last film was ''The Sword and the Sorcerer'' in 1982.
In her memoir, entitled ''Has Corinne Been a Good Girl?'' (1983), she stated that the roles she played for Hollywood studios never challenged her acting ability.
Calvet was married three times. Her first marriage was to actor John Bromfield (1948 - 17 March 1954), who had co-starred with her in ''Rope of Sand'' and who, she claimed had been ordered to marry her by his studio. She then married Jeffrey Stone (1955 - 1962) and Robert J. Wirt (1968 - October 1971). All three marriages ended in divorce.
Calvet died in Los Angeles of a cerebral hemorrhage.
''La Part de l'ombre'' (1945)
''Rope of Sand'' (1949)
''My Friend Irma Goes West'' (1950)
''When Willie Comes Marching Home'' (1950)
''On the Riviera'' (1951)
''Sailor Beware'' (1952)
''What Price Glory?'' (1952)
''Thunder in the East'' (1952)
''The Far Country'' (1954)
''One Step to Eternity'' (1954)
''So This Is Paris'' (1955)
''Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons'' (1960)
''Apache Uprising'' (1966)
''Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype'' (1980)
''The Sword and the Sorcerer'' (1982)
Calvet, Corinne (1983). Has Corinne Been A Good Girl? : The Intimate Memoirs of a French Actress in Hollywood. New York: St. Martin's Press.
In her collection ''Ariege'', fashion designer Marcela Calvet named one of her most sought after handbags ''Corinne'', in her honor.