Brown, Joe E., Jr.

Joe E. Brown, Jr. 1940
Joe E. Brown, Jr. 1940

Joe E. Brown, Jr.

Mentioned in the November 1941 issue of the Mar-Ken Journal (student newspaper).
Graduated 1940 Summer School.

From the January 24, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Joe Brown Jr. wrote an article “Good-Bye Seniors” for this issue of the school newspaper.
•SNOOPER: Have you heard any of the songs Joe Brown has written? Very, very clever….

One of the most popular sports in Hollywood is badminton. Considered easy to learn by beginners, the finer points of the game are only learned and perfected after extensive practice. / For the past week, Joe Brown has been organizing various students of Mar-Ken into groups. By a strange coincidence Joe Jr. is reputedly the best player in school. But all in all, Joe should be commended for his organizing of the singles, doubles, and mixed couples, for it is only in sports that Mar-Ken is lacking. – by Jack Peirce

From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook:
New York produced the Empire State Building and Joe Brown, Junior. Both are quite well known. Joe loves home – – work and dislikes girls. Radical!! “Yodeling Jive” appeals to his inner soul, as do study periods, having fun and ice-skating. Joe hopes to win an “Oscar”. Good luck Mr. Brown.

From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Joe Brown Jr. is still in far off New York City.

From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Welcome back Joe Brown Jr. Just back from New York.

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Seen calmly stalking Mar-Ken halls is Joe Brown – Happy to be back, Joe? By the way, have you heard about the new club the boys are planning? Joe Brown is dictator and they’re calling it “Wolves Inc..” How about the girls getting together and having “Panthers Limited.” It might turn out very funny!!

From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
HALLOWEEN PARTY: … Jitterbugging on the dance floor was Jane Withers, a former student, who came with Joe Brown Jr.

From the November 20, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
THANKSGIVING PLANS: Joe Brown Jr. – – Eat himself sick.

From the January 10, 1941 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WHO: Joe Brown Jr. – – He was born June 13. His ambition is to be a great actor and do something for society.  His favorite color is black outs and his hobby is enjoying life, and his sport is dancing. Joe is a tall, good looking boy with freckles here and there. He has great ability for playing the drums and making up dance steps.

Also see Pat Conlin’s scrapbook.