Cofield’s Corner

Published 8:48 am Wednesday, June 5, 2024

By John Cofield


With the 1949 filming of Intruder in the Dust there were movie stars on the Square.

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Among them was the day’s heartthrob, Claude Jarman, Jr. For a publicity shot, he posed with Norma Glynn Tatum at Avent’s Drug Store on the Square. Her friends were all very jealous. 

Later, Jarman walked down to Cofield’s Studio for a portrait. He signed it to my grandparents. 

He is still alive and we have enjoyed a correspondence. A Southerner, he has nothing but fond memories of his time in Oxford.