Two Stars of the Dr. Herbert Dickens Ryman Family -
 former citizens of Mount Pulaski, IL.
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“Be inordinately infatuated with the world – its people, its history, and geography.  Let your eyes speak to your heart and your heart to your hand” – Herbert D. Ryman, Jr.

Herbert D. Ryman (1910–1989) was that rare artist who easily bridged both the commercial and fine arts throughout his long career, with work in one sphere inspiring the other.  Ryman created the first overall illustration of Disneyland, drawing as Walt Disney described his dream for a new kind of family entertainment, and continued to work on every Disney theme park until he died in 1989.

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Garnett Lucille Ryman was born in Macon County, Illinois,[1] to Dr. Herbert D. Ryman and Cora Ryman. while he was at Kansas State Medical College. He died in France while a field surgeon during World War I when Carroll was 12 years old.[2]  Carroll graduated from Decatur High School in Decatur, Illinois, and in 1926 she graduated from Millikin University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and acted in plays. During the following five years, she taught at Assumption High School and Roosevelt Junior High, acting in plays staged by Decatur's Town and Gown Players, a community theater company.[2] Carroll quit her teaching job "to go adventuring into the land of the theater".[3] Moving to California, she studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, doing well enough in its summer session that she received a $1,000 scholarship (free tuition) for the winter session.[3]Carroll's brother, Herbert Ryman was an artist for MGM and the Walt Disney Company. She also had a sister, Christine.[2]  --> Lucille Carroll - Wikipedia        LA TIMES <--

Carroll headed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's talent department from 1941 to 1954 and helped sign a young actress named Lana Turner, helped arrange a key screen test for Marilyn Monroe and played a role in bringing June Allyson and Janet Leigh to MGM. She was one of the first women to reach a position of executive power in the old Hollywood studio system. At MGM, she met John Carroll, a successful actor who had appeared in movies such as Flying Tigers with John Wayne and Go West with the Marx Brothers. They were married in 1947. He died in 1979. Movies made at MGM while Lucille Carroll ran its training department included Singin' in the Rain, Show Boat, Gaslight and Meet Me in St. Louis.  While she was there, MGM garnered 16 Academy Award nominations for best picture, winning Oscars for An American in Paris and Mrs. Miniver. In 1942, Hepburn signed a contract with MGM to appear in a picture, Woman of the Year, the first of many in which she appeared with Spencer Tracy. One of Carroll's roles at MGM was as an advisor to established stars such as Hepburn, Tracy, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and Greer Garson. She smoothed over differences that arose between the stars and the studio's business executives.  In later years, Carroll resided in Burbank with her brother. After Herb's death, she produced a collection of his great works and many Disney conceptual works, that later became reality, as the hallmark of the Disney Theme Parks. She also co-founded the Ryman-Carroll Foundation as a tribute to her brother and to honor his lifelong dedication to mentoring young artists.

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