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bloom nir^ Board chairman and I" h a A TALENT FOR WraVG MftNMM«HVIMM*IHMMMI*IMBHMMM«MM*MHHM«Mm'M^^ * _ _ , ., , . - . - , . ' . - . · . , ' ' , 30 Years in Fixing Home Actor Ooyd. Nolan ... rejaxes in his reading chair. By DONALD MADDEN B R E N T W O O D , Calif. (WNS) -^ "Mell and I have been married for 37 years, and for 30 of them we've lived in this house/" Lloyd Nolan said in bis favorite reading chair. Lloyd, friendly as an old shoe, isn't resting on his stage, screen, and television laurels, which include a New York Critics Award and an Emmy for his stage and TV portrayals of Captain Quee£ in "The Caine Mutiny," He's the sharp-eyed customs officer in the movie, "Airport," and millions watch him as the kindly but crusty doctor in "Julia/' the TV series. : "This house originally was Jdnd of Spanish, with lots of a r e h e * a n d r o H a d e d mouldings," Ooyd s a i d , between pulls on hi* pip*"Gradually, pip*"Gradually, over the years, we added "something here and took away something there until now 500 might call H best an 'English country house.' " With two children, and about to b e c o m e a grandmother for the first time,Mrs. Nolaii (former ac tress Mell Bfird) says, "Some of the'upstairs rooms are a little crowded -- w i t h furniture we're -storffig for the new baby and for the house the children have just bought." The Nolan house has a family family feeling: with no ''decorated" look about it. Says Lloyd Nolan, "We've done a tot of traveling and bought most of the furniture in England. Much of the rest «omes from M e l l ' * m o t h e r a n d grandmother, "I usually go along with Mell on her antique hunts. Of course, we have to be selective. selective. We can't buy everything we like hecause we don't have the room," Mell says, "The Federal period cabinet in the dining room, that I use for china storage, ooce belonged io my grandmother. It was in the larder of her house and they used it for storing different lands of food. The big book table in the living room, with the thick turned legs, was made by my father," AIL .the flooring e n d furniture and c o v e r i n g materials in the Nol«a house are io pale greens. A* Mrs. Nolan says, "I like things to How together, as if the whole' house were one piece." 1 Among the change* the Nolans have made over the years; enclosing an upstairs' porch to make » back room bigger; adding a bath where- the porch stairs used to be enclosing an. arched upper balcony in the living room. Other ceilings they lowered to Sive the house a warmer feeling. '.··. ; . Mell Nolan said t "The one : room we don't use imich any more is the big rumpus room downstairs. It was mainly for ' the children to platy and/jtody ' ' ' '

Clipped from The Amarillo Globe-Times27 Apr 1970, MonPage 15

The Amarillo Globe-Times (Amarillo, Texas)27 Apr 1970, MonPage 15
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