04/23/2014 | Okiecentric
By Andy Taylor
He was born Napoleon Blackstone Vann, but ever since he was a little shaver, “Nip” Vann was destined to be a star.
His monosyllabic name was the perfect size for a movie marquee. Tall, good-looking, and able to make friends with total strangers, Vann was a former Wild West show hotshot in the earliest years of cinema. He had all the makings of a majo…