When I type "Stan Williams," into the search box, quite often I am presented with the findings of a researcher from Hewlett-Packard, a thug who allegedly was also a gang leader, and this man who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1958 to 1962.
Just the other day I re-discovered a prized vintage treasure that I used to keep on the wall of my office when I worked in fashion. Sent to me by garage sale guru Ruth Handel, this souvenir mini-poster, distributed by the Union Oil Co. of California, was painted in 1962 by a certain Nicholas Volpe, "one of America's most distinguished portrait painters," who also was known for his renderings of Academy Award winners.
I admit that I like sharing my name with this handsome Stan Williams. Not only was Stan a Major League Baseball player, but at the time this poster was distributed, he was a sporty type towering at a stately six foot and four inches! And he apparently was better known as "Big Daddy."
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant "Big Daddy" Thrifter