Friday 30 July 2021

Gloria Pope

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

It's in the Bag! (1945) as Marion Floogle

Fred Allen

Born: 31 May 1894, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 17 March 1956, New York City, New York, USA

It's in the Bag! (1945) as Fred F. Trumble Floogle

Lois Boyd

Born: 5 October 1904, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 3 February 1995, California, USA
Lois Boyd was a showgirl in the Ziegfeld Follies. She was later given the opportunity to become one of Mack Sennett's Bathing Beauties and then was picked out to make a series of short comedies with three fat actors, Hilliard Karr, Frank Alexander and 'Kewpie' Ross, collectively known as 'A Ton of Fun'.

Honeymoon Feet (1926) as The Wife

Difficult to get a decent shot of Lois Boyd in this film. Here she is sitting on a donkey.

Thursday 29 July 2021

Ernest Morrison

Born: 20 December 1912, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 24 July 1989, Lynwood, California, USA
Ernest Morrison was a child actor in the silent days of film. He was already an experienced performer by the time he was cast in the first 'Our Gang' films at Hal Roach Studios. In the 1940s Morrison was cast as 'Scruno', one of the 'East Side Kids' in a series of films.

Get Down and Get Under (1920) as Smaal Boy (uncredited)

Number, Please? (1920) as Little Boy with Whisk Broom (uncredited)

Rush Orders (1921) as Narcissus (Credited as Sunshine Sambo)

The Big Show (1923) as Booker T.

Hard to see, but Ernest Morrison is on the left, with Allen 'Farina' Hoskins.

The Champeen! (1923) as Sammy

George Rowe

Born: 15 September 1894, Maine, USA
Died: 18 November 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA

Rush Orders (1921) as The Skinflint (uncredited)

George Rowe is on the right, with Snub Pollard.

Hughie Mack

Born: 26 November 1884, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 13 October 1927, Santa Monica, California, USA

Rush Hour (1921) as Lunch Counter Customer

Hughie Mack stands over George Rowe.

Marie Mosquini

Born: 3 December 1899, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 21 February 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA
Any Old Port (1920) as Ship Passenger


Rush Orders (1921) as Marie - Lunch Counter Operator

Hughie Mack is in the background eating.

Monday 26 July 2021

Binnie Barnes

Born: 25 March 1903, Finsbury, London, England, UK
Died: 27 July 1998, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

In Old California (1942) as Lacey Miller

It's in the Bag! (1945) as Eve Floogle

Sunday 25 July 2021

Richard Graham

Born: 1 January 1915, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: 5 May 1992, New York, USA

In Old Oklahoma (aka War of the Wildcats) (1943) as Walter Ames

Richard Graham is the blonde man talking to Martha Scott. Behind him stands Cecil Cunningham and Anne O'Neal.

Rebel Randall

Born: 22 January 1922, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 22 July 2010, Riverside, California, USA

In Old Oklahoma (aka War of the Wildcats) (1943) as Girl on Train (uncredited)

Rebel Randall is the lady seated with Albert Dekker. The train conductor is Charles Arnt.

June Pickerell

Born: 6 September 1883, Lowell, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 19 February 1962, Santa Barbara, California, USA

In Old Oklahoma (aka War of the Wildcats) (1943) as Ellie, Farmer's Wife (uncredited)

June Pickerell is talking to Tom London. The train conductor is Charles Arnt.

Saturday 24 July 2021

Margareta Montez

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Heat Lightning (1934) as Mexican Wife (uncredited)

According to IMDB, the lady on the far right is Margareta Montez. Chris-Pin Martin is driving and the partialy obscured lady on the left is Aline MacMahon.

Thursday 22 July 2021

Syd Crossley

Born: 18 November 1885, Islington, London, England, UK
Died: 15 November 1960, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK

That Certain Thing (1928) as Perkins, the Valet

Burr McIntosh

Born: 21 August 1862, Wellsville, Ohio, USA
Died: 28 April 1942, Hollywood, California, USA

That Certain Thing (1928) as A.B. Charles, Sr.

Burr McIntosh is on the right, with Ralph Graves.

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Aggie Herring

Born: 4 February 1876, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 28 October 1939, Santa Monica, California, USA
Among Those Present (1921) as Her Mother




That Certain Thing (1928) as Maggie Kelly

Aggie Herring is on the right.

Ma's Pride and Joy (1932) as Mrs O'Brien

Carl Gerard

Born: 28 September 1885, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 6 January 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA

That Certain Thing (1928) as Secretary Brooks

Viola Dana

Born: 26 June 1897, Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA
Died: 3 July 1987, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

That Certain Thing (1928) as Molly Kelly

Rosalind Byrne

Born: 19 February 1904, Ohio, USA
Died: 9 August 1989, Wilmette, Illinois, USA

Double Whoopee (1929) as Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Rosalind Byrne is on the far right.

This time she is in the centre of the background. With Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Hazel Keener

Born: 22 October 1904, Fairbury, Illinois, USA
Died: 7 August 1979, Pacific Grove, California, USA

Double Whoopee (1929) as Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Hazel Keener is with an unidentified actor.

Tuesday 20 July 2021

John M. O'Brien

Born: 20 May 1895, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 29 April 1975, Los Angeles, California, USA

Double Whoopee (1929) as Bellhop (uncredited)

John M. O'Brien is getting instructions from William Gillespie. Rolfe Sedan looks on in horror from behind the desk.

Bob Callahan

Born: 10 November 1895, Lima, Ohio, USA
Died: 15 May 1938, Hollywood, California, USA

Double Whoopee (1929) as Bellhop (uncredited)

Monday 19 July 2021

David MacDonald

Born: 9 May 1904, Helensburgh, Scotland, UK
Died: 22 June 1983, London, England, UK
After dabbling with acting on screen in the 1930s, David MacDonald became a director of film and television.

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Goodwin

William Royle

Born: 22 March 1887, Rochester, New York, USA
Died: 9 August 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Police Capt. Hall

William Royle is on the left, with Irving Pichel.

Donald Reed

Born: 23 July 1901, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Died: 28 February 1973, Westwood, California, USA

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Billy Westrop

Donald Reed is stared at by Queenie Smith.

Malcolm McGregor

Born: 13 October 1892, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died: 29 April 1945, Hollywood, California, USA

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Silky Samuels

Malcolm McGregor is on the left, with Willy Castello and Joy Hodges.

Jean Harlow

Born: 3 March 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: 7 June 1937, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Unkissed Man (1929) as Patient (uncredited)

With Bryant Washburn.

Double Whoopee (1929) as Swanky Blonde
With Stan Laurel. Ham Kinsey is the cab driver.
With Oliver Hardy.

Saturday 17 July 2021

Willy Castello

Born: 24 April 1910, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: 7 February 1953, Munich, West Germany

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Eddie Geller

Irving Pichel

Born: 24 June 1891, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 13 July 1954, Hollywood, California, USA

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Lester Owens

James Guilfoyle

Born: 18 April 1892, Michigan, USA
Died: 13 November 1964, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Kennedy

James Guilfoyle is on the right.

Queenie Smith

Born: 8 September 1898, New York, New York, USA
Died: 5 August 1978, Burbank, California, USA

Special Agent K-7 (1936) as Ollie O'Dea

Slim Pickens

Born: 29 June 1919, Kingsburg, California, USA
Died: 8 December 1983, Modesto, California, USA

The Cowboys (1972) as Anse Peterson