Saturday 31 October 2015

Al Bridge

Born: 26 February 1891, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 27 December 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Falcon's Alibi (1946) as Inspector Blake

With Tom Conway.

Bob Alden

Born: 14 February 1926, Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Died: 31 August 1980, Fallon, Nevada, USA

The Falcon's Alibi (1946) as Bellhop (uncredited)

Bob Alden is on the right, with Tom Conway and Al Bridge.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Alphonse Martell

Born: 27 March 1890, Stra├čburg, Alsace, Germany [now Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France]
Died: 18 March 1976, San Diego, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Headwaiter (uncredited)

Seated are Robert Young and Florence Rice.

Coney Island (1943) as Head Waiter (uncredited)
Alphonse stands on the right as George Montgomery and Betty Grable enter...

...and as Matt Briggs leaves.

The Falcon's Alibi (1946) as Louie, headwaiter (uncredited)

Alphonse Martell, standing, describes the menu to Esther Howard on the left, Tom Conway and Rita Corday.

Here he is in close up from the same film.

A Woman's Secret (1949) as Algerian Waiter (uncredited)

Alphonse Martell is talking to Melvyn Douglas.

Esther Howard

Born: 4 April 1892, Helena, Montana, USA
Died: 8 March 1965, Hollywood, California, USA
The Big Noise (1944) as Aunt Sophie (uncredited)


Detour (1945) as Diner waitress

With Tom Neal.

The Falcon's Alibi (1946) as Gloria Peabody

Astrid Allwyn

Born: 27 November 1905, South Manchester, Connecticut, USA
Died: 31 March 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA

One More Spring (1935) as Girl at auction

Miracles for Sale (1939) as Mrs. Zelma La Claire

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Sara Cochran
Astrid Allwyn is on the left, with Charles Coburn, Russell Gleason and Anne Shirley.

Frank Hagney

Born: 20 March 1884, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 25 June 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA

Frank Hagney was a bit part player in over 400 films.

A House Divided (1931) as Big Bill

Frank Hagney is on the right, with Walter Huston.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Truck driver (uncredited)

Frank Hagney is hard to see on the right. Here he is about to give James Craig a lift.

Swamp Woman (1941) as Guard (uncredited)

Frank Hagney is on the right, with Ian MacDonald.

Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (1953) as Fred (uncredited)

Frank Hagney wants to square up to Macdonald Carey, but Joanne Dru gets in the way.

George Dolenz

Born: 5 January 1908, Trieste, Austria-Hungary [now Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy]
Died: 8 February 1963, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as George, French speaking waiter (uncredited)

George Dolenz is on the right, with James Craig seated and Russell Gleason dancing in the background.

John Webb Dillon

Born: 6 February 1877, London, England
Died: 20 December 1949, Hollywood, California, USA

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Horse shoe pitcher (uncredited)

John Webb Dillon hands the wager over to Charles Coburn. Arthur Aylesworth and Anne Shirley are in the foreground with their backs to us.

Heinie Conklin

Born: 16 July 1886, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 30 July 1959, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Soup to Nuts (1930) as Ted's Checkers Opponent (uncredited)
With Ted Healy.
Riders of Destiny (1933) as Elmer - Henchman
Heinie Conklin is on the right, with Al St. John.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Railway worker who sees Nick kiss Nora (uncredited)

Tell No Tales (1939) as Tramp Comic (uncredited)

Heinie Conklin is on the right, with Melvyn Douglas and Florence George.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Piccolo player in Johnny's band (uncredited)

Heinie Conklin has the piccolo to his mouth. Russ Powell is near the bottom right corner of this photo, playing the trombone. Clyde Cook is the singer, Carl Stockdale is on the far left with the saxophone and Lloyd Ingraham is playing the tuba.

A Hit with a Miss (1945) as Fight Referee (uncredited)

With Robert B. Williams on the left and Joe Palma on the right.

Bride and Gloom (1947) as Garage Mechanic

With Shemp Howard.

Clyde Cook

Born: 16 December 1891, Port Macquarie, Australia
Died: 13 August 1984, Carpenteria, California, USA

Wandering Papas (1926) as Camp Cook

With Oliver Hardy.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Johnny's band singer (uncredited)

Clyde Cook is in the middle of the foreground of this picture. Carl Stockdale is on the far left and Lloyd Ingraham is playing the tuba.

Robert Homans

Born: 8 November 1877, Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 28 July 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA

Young America (1932) as Patrolman Weems

Robert Homans apprehends Tommy Conlon.

Stagecoach (1939) as Ed, the Editor (uncredited)

Robert Homans is on the right.

Five Came Back (1939) as Police captain (uncredited)

Left to right in this picture is John Carradine with his back to us, Joseph Calleia, Pedro de Cordoba and the seated Robert Homans.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Police sergeant (uncredited)

Arthur Aylesworth

Born: 12 August 1883, Apponaugh, Rhode Island, USA
Died: 26 June 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Seminole Trailer Camp manager (uncredited)

With Anne Shirley.

Monday 26 October 2015

Nora Cecil

Born: 26 September 1878, London, England
Died: 1 May 1951, Los Angeles, California, USA
Bachelor Bait (1934) as Mrs. Trutmanner - President of the Window Box Horticulturists (uncredited)
Stagecoach (1939) as Boone's Landlady (uncredited)

The Bank Dick (1940) as Lompoc Ladies Auxiliary (uncredited)

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Muriel, Kathleen's landlady (uncredited)
Nora Cecil is on the right, with Anne Shirley.

Two Weeks to Live (1943) as Grandma Masters (uncredited)

With Chester Lauck.

Renee Godfrey

Born: 1 September 1919, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 24 May 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA

Citizen Kane (1941) as Nurse (uncredited)

Renee Godfrey stands in the background watching the seated Orson Welles and Irving Mitchell. Dorothy Comingore is in bed.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Carol West (Credited as Renee Haal)

With Charles Coburn.

Louise Franklin

Born: 7 December 1917, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 26 July 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA

Citizen Kane (1941) as Susan's Maid (uncredited)

Louise Franklin opens the door to Orson Welles and Ruth Warrick.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Hat-check girl (uncredited)

With Russell Hicks.

Jam Session (1942) as Pretty Glamour Girl in the Middle (uncredited)

Louise Franklin is on the left, with Duke Ellington.

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Ladies' Room attendant (uncredited)
Louise Franklin is in the background of this picture. Virginia Mayo is fixing her hair in the foreground.

Ernest Truex

Born: 19 September 1889, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 26 June 1973, Fallbrook, California, USA

Slightly Honorable (1939) as P. Hemingway Collins

Ernest Truex is in between Alan Dinehart and Pat O'Brien.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Wilkins, Johnny's valet

Jed Prouty

Born: 6 April 1879, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 10 May 1956, New York City, New York, USA

Barnyard Follies (1940) as Sam Spitz

Jed Prouty is on the right, with Victor Kilian.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Sanderson, Kerrigan Shoes

James Craig

Born: 4 February 1912, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Died: 28 June 1985, Santa Ana, California, USA

Kitty Foyle (1940) as Mark Eisen

With Ginger Rogers.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Johnny Kerrigan