Posted 1 year ago
While attending the 2002 Coca-Cola Collectors Club convention in Palm Springs, California, I had the privilege and honor of meeting and getting the autographs of three unique "models" who posed for items produced by The Coca-Cola Company.
Doing a quick google search, I found this information about Daniel Mac Grant:
Norman Rockwell's model for "The Barefoot Boy," was Dan Mac Grant. At the time of the painting, Grant was an 11-year- old child actor who appeared in 38 films between 1927 and 1933. They included one "Our Gang" silent film comedy, "Tom Sawyer" with Jackie Coogan, "Fireman, Save My Child" with Joe E. Brown, with Jean Harlow, and "The Champ" with Jackie Cooper and Wallace Beery. "Norman Rockwell was a nice gentleman," Grant recalled. "He asked me what I was doing in school and what sports I liked. I worked with him for five days in a loft studio above a garage. Every morning I rode a yellow cab for about 12 miles from where I lived. I got the job through central casting. I was a little lucky being in the right place at the right time. I enjoyed it completely." Danny died in 2006.
I can't seem to find any information on Josephine and Dorie. If anyone has any info, please feel free to comment.