Candy Jones
American model and radio host
Candy Jones
Candy Jones, originally known as Jessica Arline Wilcox, was an American fashion model, writer and radio talk show hostess. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she was raised and educated in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the 1940s and 1950s she was a leading model and pin-up girl, and afterwards established a modeling school and wrote several books on modeling and fashion.
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn case crumbling? - CBS News
Google News - over 5 years
May I suggest that doubters of the unlawfulness of the CIA, read the book, "THE CIA's CONTROL OF CANDY JONES" written by Donald Bain. Donald Bain's own words is that his book "reflects the truth about the CIA". The United States has a whole stable of
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Local Corn Not Ready Yet - WNEP-TV
Google News - over 5 years
"You've got to have corn. It's part of the picnic table. You associate corn with the fourth," said Candy Jones of Noxen. Farmers said although their costs are going up, they are trying to keep a lid on the price of corn
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4-H club service project aids overseas troops, food bank - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Google News - over 5 years
A lot of these soldiers are kids themselves," said Candy Jones, auxiliary president. The unit recently sent a shipment of Girl Scout cookies to a female soldier from the area who is stationed with a medevac unit. "They fly injured soldiers out of
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Serendipity—An Afternoon with Lee and Bud Willis and Friends - Clarksville Online
Google News - over 5 years
In Jimmy's honor, Lee and Bud presented Ward Five City Councilor Candy Jones (also ex-officio Executive Director for the Foundation) a donation to the Education Foundation of Clarksville-Montgomery County in honor of Jimmy Dunn who serves as its Vice
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Bids opened for first phase of sewer project - Walnut Ridge Times Dispatch
Google News - almost 6 years
... area specialist for water and wastewater projects in Northeast Arkansas, the city's engineer, David Hopkins, president and engineering manager of Landmark Engineering and Surveying, and Candy Jones of CMS Consulting of Conway, grant administrator
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Pope's Appeal Not Enough to Bridge Divide on Executions and Other Issues
NYTimes - about 18 years
When Pope John Paul II condemned capital punishment in his brief pastoral visit here, the 100,000 people gathered before him in an indoor stadium roared with applause, not once but three times, during that section of his homily. Despite the cheering crowds, the Pope faces a tough challenge in getting American Roman Catholics to fall into line
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NYTimes - about 18 years
An opinionated guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212) 556-7219, or by e-mail to MUSIC BURGDOFF CULTURAL CENTER The Brentano String Quartet
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NYTimes - over 18 years
An opinionated guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. To submit items for consideration, write to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036, or send a fax to (212) 556-7219. MUSIC CEDAR GROVE INN ''Swing's the Thing,'' featuring the James L. Dean Big
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Candy Jones Dies; Ex-Model, Teacher, And Writer Was 64
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: Candy Jones, a 1940's cover girl whose career later encompassed teaching, broadcasting and writing, died of cancer yesterday at Lenox Hill Hospital. She was 64 years old and lived in Manhattan. Candy Jones, a 1940's cover girl whose career later encompassed teaching, broadcasting and writing, died of cancer yesterday at Lenox Hill Hospital.
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NYTimes - about 34 years
There were several costume changes, countless flips, twirls and jumps and even an occasional fall. There were pre-competition nerves and post-competition sighs of relief. And for the first time in the history of figure skating in the United States, there was $100,000 in prize money at stake. The International Professional Ice Skating Championships
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Candy Jones
  • 1990
    Age 64
    According to researcher Martin Cannon, who interviewed Jones before she died in 1990, the "Marshall Burger" pseudonym in Bain's book who worked with Jensen on the Jones case was actually Dr. William S. Kroger, a psychologist at one time associated with UCLA.
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    Jones died of cancer on January 18, 1990 at Lenox Hill Hospital.
    More Details Hide Details She was 64 years old and had been living in Manhattan. Jones had instructed young women in charm, beauty and fitness as the owner-operator of the Candy Jones Career Girls School for over 20 years. Later, she and Nebel were co-hosts in Manhattan on a late-night talk and interview show, first on WOR and later on WMCA. When Nebel died in 1978, she continued the all-night show until 1989. Bibliography
  • 1977
    Age 51
    Several years later, Jones' story gained more notice after the public disclosure of MK-ULTRA in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Bain reported that associates in Jones' modeling schools asserted that Jones indeed had some puzzling absences – supposed business trips where little or no business seemed to be conducted. Bain also writes that another piece of evidence came forth when "Candy inadvertently held onto a passport of 'Arlene Grant': Candy in a dark wig and dark makeup". Jones says she had no memory of dressing up in such an outfit, or of posing for a passport in a different name. Bain also claimed that a tape recorded answering machine message was left on Jones and Nebel's home telephone number on July 3, 1973: Bain speculates that "Cynthia" might have been a code word for "CIA". Additionally, Brian Haughton notes that "There was also a letter Jones wrote to her attorney, William Williams, to cover herself in case she died or disappeared suddenly or under unusual circumstances; she told him she was not at liberty to reveal exactly what she was involved in. Bain wrote to Williams who corroborated this fact."
  • 1976
    Age 50
    Jones's and Nebel's claims were first made public in 1976 (in Donald Bain's The Control of Candy Jones, published by Playboy Press).
    More Details Hide Details Nebel apparently accepted his wife's claims, and openly discussed killing Dr. Jensen in revenge. However, Nebel was a prankster and a hoaxer of long standing and as he was not above hoaxing his radio audience, some of whom doubted the recovered memories of Candy Jones's past were genuine. Later skeptics would argue that an alleged false memory syndrome was a more plausible explanation.
  • 1972
    Age 46
    On December 31, 1972, Jones married radio host Long John Nebel after a one-month courtship; they had briefly met decades earlier when Nebel was a photographer.
    More Details Hide Details Jones was soon the regular co-host of Nebel's popular overnight radio talk show, which usually discussed various paranormal topics. Shortly after their marriage, Nebel said, he noted that Jones exhibited violent mood swings, and, at times, seemed to display a different personality. Nebel called this "The Voice... a look, a few moments of bitchiness." The Voice usually vanished rather quickly, but the change was so drastic from Jones's usually pleasant demeanor that Nebel was startled and distressed. Colin Bennett writes, "A few weeks after their marriage, Jones did tell Nebel that she had worked for the FBI for some time, adding mysteriously that she might have to go out of town on occasion without giving a reason. This left Nebel wondering whether there was a connection between the 'other' personality within Candy and the strange trips she said she made for the FBI."
    In 1972, Jones married the popular radio show host Long John Nebel (he was her second husband), and became the co-host of his all-night talk-show on WMCA in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details The show dealt with paranormal, UFO, and conspiracy theory claims. Controversially, Jones claimed to be a victim of the CIA mind-control program, Project MKULTRA, in the 1960s. Candy Jones was born to a well-off family. Jones reported vivid, conscious memories of physical abuse by her parents, and that she had vague memories of sexual abuse in her youth. She was shuttled between relatives, and her mother, Jones insisted, often kept her cloistered or locked in dark rooms. As a child, Jones said she had an imaginary friend named Arlene to help through her lonely episodes. She grew into an attractive, statuesque young woman who was very tall, about. Changing her name, she pursued a career as a fashion model. She was a quick success, becoming a runner up for Miss New Jersey in the Miss America contest. Jones was able to parlay this into a hostess job at the main Miss America contest, and a successful career.
  • 1970
    Age 44
    Again with the USO, Jones visited South Vietnam in 1970; she later suspected her visit had some connection to a disastrous attempt to free American prisoners of war from North Vietnam.
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  • 1960
    Age 34
    Jones said she had some conscious memories of her involvement in the mind-control program: it began in 1960, she said, when an old USO acquaintance (an unnamed retired army general) asked to use Jones' modeling school as a mailing address to receive some letters and packages.
    More Details Hide Details Jones agreed, she said, out of a sense of patriotism. Eventually, said Jones, she was asked to deliver a letter to Oakland, California on a business trip she had scheduled. Again, Jones reported she agreed, and was surprised to discover the letter was delivered to the same Dr. Jensen who had treated her in the Philippines nearly two decades earlier. Jones said that Jensen and his associate, Dr. "Marshall Burger" (another pseudonym) offered hefty amounts of cash if she was willing to engage in further plans; in their earlier meetings, Jensen had noted that Jones was an ideal subject for hypnosis. Jones agreed, she said, because her modeling school was faltering, and she wanted to keep her sons in their costly private schools. During hypnosis sessions, an alternate personality called "Arlene" was reportedly groomed by Jensen, so that Jones would have no memory of Arlene's activities. Jones allegedly made trips to locations as far away as Taiwan. While hypnotized, Jones claimed that she was subjected to painful tortures in order to test the effectiveness of the alternate personality. Donald Bain writes, "Jones would be a messenger for the agency in conjunction with her normal business trips."
  • 1959
    Age 33
    When he returned after a long binge, Jones sued for divorce in 1959.
    More Details Hide Details After the divorce, she was left with $36, and considerable debts. Jones opened a modeling school, and she also began appearing regularly on NBC's weekend radio news program Monitor.
  • 1946
    Age 20
    In 1946, Jones married fashion czar Harry Conover, one of the first model agents.
    More Details Hide Details They had three sons, and Jones says she didn't realize Conover was bisexual until some years into their marriage. She recognized some people might consider this naive, but Jones insisted her abusive childhood had made her wary of intimate relationships, and though she had many suitors, she was rather sexually inexperienced when she married. She reported that Conover initiated sexual activities with her very few times, and only when he was intoxicated. Without notice, Conover disappeared in late 1958. Jones notified police, and Conover's absence made the news.
  • 1945
    Age 19
    During a lengthy United Service Organizations (USO) tour in the Philippines, Jones fell ill in 1945, and was treated by a doctor who was still alive when Candy publicised her mind-control claims; Donald Bain gave this doctor the pseudonym "Gilbert Jensen".
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  • 1943
    Age 17
    She was one of the leading pin-up girls of the World War II era: in one month in 1943, she appeared on 11 different magazine covers.
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  • 1925
    Born in 1925.
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