Carlson, June Helen “Bubbles”

June Helen Carlson "Bubbles" 1941
June Helen Carlson “Bubbles” 1941

June Helen Carlson “Bubbles”

Born: April 16, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA
Died: December 9, 1996 in San Clemente, CA

June Helen Carlson was a Senior, 12th grade and Class Vice-President in 1941.

From the January 24,1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WORKING. June Carlson – Working on “A Very Young Lady” with Jane Withers at Fox.

From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook:
JUNE CARLSON – – just one of the Jones’ gals, born here in Hollywood on April 16. She likes horse back riding, Pineapple Baverian Cream, the color blue, and the song “Stout Hearted Men”. June’s ambition is to be a good actress.

From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
SNOOPER: Aquaplaning has become a favorite sport of June Carlson, and week-ends find her up at Lake Arrowhead improving this new “art.”

From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Seniors – Class Officers Elected: Vice President of the Graduating Class [for the year 1941] is June Carlson.

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•WHO’S WHO: Among the Seniors Are – The Vice-President – June Carlson. June wants to be a good actress. Don’t tell anybody, but we think she already is! This blond young lady is interested in knickknacks, horseback riding and Hollywood.
•SENIOR DINNER PARTY: October 11, was the date of the first Senior activity of the term – attended by all members of the graduating class. / Given at the home of June Carlson and sponsored by the 12th grade officers, the evening was highlighted by “Charades” with Bill and Bob Mauch as Captains of competitive teams. / Particularly good pantomimes were provided by Tina Thayer enacting “Birth of a Nation,” “Quality of mercy is not strained” by June Carlson; “To be or not to be,” given by William John Bernard Mauch; “Grand Illusion” acted out by Janice Chambers. / Dancing and a buffet dinner were significant aspects of the festivity. Curfew hour was announced at 12:00 by those members of the faculty who had joined the party. / When interviewed by a reporter, Senior members stated: Bob Mauch – “Swell time”; Mary Alice Dill – “Terrific”; June Carlson – “I had a good time, hope everybody else did too”; David Tillotson – “Bill ate a lot.”
•SNOOPER: Badminton games are again THE thing with Mar-Kenites and many students of the Senior class may be found at Jean Gordon’s. Seen at Gordon adobe Monday evening were Ray Dixon, Bill and Jeanne Johnston, June Carlson and the Mauchs.

From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
SNOOPER: Such Mar-Ken luminaries as Mary Alice Dill, Bill Johnston, June Carlson, the Machs, and Diana Patterson were seen chasing one very small turkey for the senior Halloween party – – your reporter hears tell fun was had by all but the turkey.

From the November 20, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
THANKSGIVING PLANS: June Carlson – – Make detailed study of Sociology.

From the Mar-Ken 1941 Yearbook:
June Carlson. Known to her classmates as “Bubbles”, the Senior Vice-President is a grand person and a swell sport. She is an accomplished actress, and plans to continue acting as a career. June’s hobby is collecting knick-knacks. She’s crazy about horseback riding and enjoys a good party. An industrious student, June has proved herself worthy of her class position.

Obituary, Los Angeles Times:
June Carlson, 72, ingénue actress best remembered as the second-eldest daughter in 20th Century Fox’s comedic films “The Jones Family.” A native of Los Angeles, Carlson portrayed Lucy, daughter of characters played by Spring Byington and Jed Prouty, in all 17 of the Jones episodes. She made her debut in “Every Saturday Night” in 1936, and over the next four years appeared in the films “Educating Father,” “Back to Nature,” “Off to the Races,” ” Big Business,” “Hot Water,” “Borrowing Trouble,” “Checkers,” ” Love on a Budget,” “A Trip to Paris,” “Everybody’s Doing It,” “Safety in Numbers” and “Young as You Feel.” She did a few more films in the 1940’s, including “Delinquent Daughters” and “Mom and Dad” and had a guest role in the first filmed television series, “Public Prosecutor.” Carlson left Hollywood after that to raise her three children and later worked in a department store cosmetics section. On December 9 [1996] in San Clemente of an aneurysm.
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