Tuesday 30 April 2019

Wally Albright

Born: 3 September 1925, Burbank, California, USA
Died: 7 August 1999, Sacramento, California, USA

Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Little Boy (uncredited)

Wally Albright is on the right, with Warren Mills.

The Single Standard (1929) as Arden's Son (uncredited)

With Johnny Mack Brown.

Leo Sulky

Born: 6 December 1874, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: 3 June 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA

Love 'Em and Weep (1927) as Restaurant Manager (uncredited)

Leo Sulky grabs Stan Laurel.

Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Male Nurse (uncredited)

Warren Mills

Born: 18 March 1926, New York, USA
Died: May 1975, New York, USA

Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Baby Oscar

Warren is the baby with Marion Byron on the left and Anita Garvin on the right.

Max Davidson

Born: 23 May 1875, Berlin, Germany
Died: 4 September 1950, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Anything Once! (1927) as Granville

Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Detective Davidson

Marion Byron

Born: 16 March 1911, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Died: 5 July 1985, Santa Monica, California, USA

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) as Kitty King - King's Daughter

Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Marion

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Justus D. Barnes

Born: 2 October 1862, Little Falls, New York, USA
Died: 6 February 1946, Weedsport, New York, USA

The Great Train Robbery (1903) as Bandit Who Fires at Camera (uncredited)

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Arthur Trimble

Born: 27 April 1915, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: 27 August 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA

Speed Boys (1924) as

Arthur Trimble is on the right, with Josephine Adair. This short comedy was part of the 'Century Comedy Kids' series of films.

Josephine Adair

Born: 30 November 1916, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1997, Iowa, USA

Speed Boys (1924) as Mazie

Josephine Adair is on the left, with Arthur Trimble. This short comedy was part of the 'Century Comedy Kids' series of films.

Friday 19 April 2019

Ida Darling

Born: 23 February 1880, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 5 June 1936, Hollywood, California, USA

Ida Darling was an actress on the stage for many years before appearing on the silver screen. She appeared on Broadway from 1900 and made her last appearance in 1919.

Irene (1926) as Mrs. Warren Marshall

Ida in the 'Technicolour' fashion show scene.

Lydia Yeamans Titus

Born: 1865, Sydney, Australia
Died: 29 December 1929, Glendale, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Mrs. Cheston

With Marion Aye.

Cora Macey

Born: 8 December 1863, Illinois, USA
Died: 3 April 1956, Los Angeles, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Mrs. Gilmour

With Bess Flowers. Cora was the mother of the costume designer for this film, Cora MacCreachy.

Cora is in white, with Lydia Yeamans Titus on the right and Kate Price behind Cora.

Kate Price

Born: 13 February 1872, Cork, Ireland
Died: 4 January 1943, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Ma O'Dare

Fay McKenzie

Born: 19 February 1918, Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 16 April 2019, Los Angeles, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Mary O'Dare, Irene's younger sister

Marion Aye

Born: 5 April 1903, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 21 July 1951, Hollywood, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Helen Cheston (Credited Maryon Aye)

Eva Novak

Born: 14 February 1898, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 17 April 1988, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sister of Jane Novak.

Irene (1926) as Eleanor Hadley

George K. Arthur

Born: 27 January 1899, Littlehampton, Sussex, England, UK
Died: 30 May 1985, New York City, New York, USA

Irene (1926) as Madame Lucy

Thursday 18 April 2019

Betty Francisco

Born: 26 September 1900, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Died: 25 November 1950, El Cerrito, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Cordelia Smith

Charles Murray

Born: 22 June 1872, Laurel, Indiana, USA
Died: 29 July 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA
Their Social Splash (1915) as Hogan - The Unruly Guest
Charles Murray is standing wih Polly Moran.

Her Painted Hero (1915) as A Property Man

Irene (1926) as Pa O'Dare (Credited as Charlie Murray)

Colleen Moore

Born: 19 August 1899, Port Huron, Michigan, USA
Died: 25 January 1988, Paso Robles, California, USA
In an interview she gave in the 1980s Colleen Moore said she got into films after her uncle, who was a powerful newspaper man in Chicago, helped D.W. Griffith get 'The Birth of a Nation (1915)' and 'Intolerance (1916)' past the censors. As a 'pay off' Colleen was given a 6 month contract. She also stated that parts of the scripts for many of the silent comedies she did were almost blank so long as they followed the general gist of the story and the actors said the few lines that were written at the right time so that the title cards could be inserted. 
Irene (1926) as Irene O'Dare

Ella Cinders (1926) as Ella Cinders

Twinkletoes (1926) as Twink 'Twinkletoes' Minasi

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Grant Gorman

Born: 28 July 1907, Iowa, USA
Died: 6 May 1968, Kern County, California, USA

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Sonny

With James Finlayson.

Jack Gavin

Born: 1875, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 6 January 1938, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Nanette's Father

Sunday 14 April 2019

Butterfly McQueen

Born: 7 January 1911, Tampa, Florida, USA
Died: 22 December 1995, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Gone with the Wind (1939) as Prissy - House Servant

With Vivien Leigh and Harry Davenport.

Everett Brown

Born: 1 January 1902, Smith County, Texas, USA
Died: 14 October 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA

Tell No Tales (1939) Doorman at The Alley Cat (uncredited)

According to various sources, the guy down the steps on the left is Everett Brown but it is too dark to see. The other man in Melvyn Douglas.

Gone with the Wind (1939) as Big Sam - Field Foreman

Ona Munson

Born: 16 June 1903, Portland, Oregon, USA
Died: 11 February 1955, New York City, New York, USA

Gone with the Wind (1939) as Belle Watling

Helen Gilmore

Born: 4 January 1862, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 16 November 1936, Los Angeles, California, USA
Crazy Like a Fox (1926) as Lady in the Garden (uncredited)
Shivering Shakespeare (1930) as Woman in audience (uncredited)
Helen Gilmore is seated behind Lyle Tayo.

Lyle Tayo

Born: 19 January 1889, Elmdale, Kansas, USA
Died: 2 May 1971, Hollywood, California, USA
Number, Please? (1920) as Gambler in Opening Montage (uncredited)


Among Those Present (1921) as Wannabe Socialite

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Nanette

Crazy Like a Fox (1926) as Nurse (uncredited)

45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) as A Hotel Guest Splashed in the Final Scene (uncredited)
Lyle Tayo is on the far left of the picture.
Shivering Shakespeare (1930) as Chubby's Mother
Helen Gilmore is sat behind Lyle Tayo.