The late Orville Redenbacher happily wore the crown of "Popcorn King," and each year, made a return trek to Valparaiso to participate in the parade and festival created in his honor.
Gary Redenbacher in 1993 shares popcorn and conversation with Lillian Potempa, aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa at the 15th annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso.
Orville Redenbacher and grandson Gary Redenbacher prepare to board the Hunt-Wesson float in 1993, continuing the family tradition to lead as celebrity grand marshals for the annual Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Festival Parade.
Singing wife and husband duo, June Carter and Johnny Cash in a 1993 publicity photo autographed by Johnny Cash.
Peggy and Chester Potempa with Bride's Gown displayed at 40th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1993.
The Rev. Andrew Greeley, wearing a favorite Chicago Bears shirt, attends a joint book signing party in New Buffalo, Mich., with friend and film critic Roger Ebert in 1993, where both had weekend homes.
Jean Harris holds a puppy given to her by comedienne Joan Rivers as a gift in 1993, just weeks after she was released from prison and appeared on Rivers' syndicated daytime talk show.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Julia Child and Times Columnist Philip Potempa in October 1993 at a dinner in Deerfield, Ill., celebrating the release of Julia's cookbook.
Times columnist Philip Potempa is shown with Glen Campbell backstage in 1993 at his Glen Campbell's Goodtime Theater in Branson.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa snapped this photo of country music star Loretta Lynn's home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. following his 1993 interview with the singer.
This favorite photo of country singer Loretta Lynn was snapped by Times Columnist Philip Potempa during an interview in 1993.
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