Monday, 31 January 2022

Gloria Jean

Born: 14 April 1926, Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: 31 August 2018, Mountain View, Hawaii, USA
 
Gloria Jean was a singer and actress on stage and screen from an early age, appearing in her first film at 13 years old. By the time Gloria reached her mid 30s her career in entertainment was over and she took a job as a receptionist at a cosmetics company, a job she enjoyed until her retirement in 1993.
 
Jingle Belles (1941) as Herself
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ray Noble

Born: 17 December 1903, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Died: 3 April 1978, Camden, London, England, UK
 
Ray Noble was a jazz and big band musician, bandleader, composer and arranger, radio host, radio, television and film comedian and actor. Amongst his own compositions was the song 'The Very Thought of You', which became Ray Noble's signature tune.
 
Dear Arabella (1941) as Himself
 
Ray Noble is seated while 'Snooky' Lanson sings over his shoulder in this short musical that was made specifically for coin-operated jukebox devices.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'Snooky' Lanson

Born: 27 March 1914, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died: 2 July 1990, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
 
'Snooky' Lanson was a singer who appeared on television many times from the late 1940s onwards.

Dear Arabella (1941) as Himself

Ray Noble is seated. This was a short musical that was made specifically for coin-operated jukebox devices.

































Lou Sidwell

Born: unknown
Died: 2002
 
Elouise 'Lou' Sidwell was a singer who sang with Ray Noble and His Orchestra as part of the trio Lee, Lynn and Lou. Lou appeared in a couple of short musicals made specifically for coin-operated jukebox devices.
 
Dear Arabella (1941) as a Member of Lee, Lynn and Lou
 
From left to right: Lyn Wilde, Lou Sidwell and Lee Wilde. A short musical featuring Ray Noble and His Orchestra.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With Ray Noble.


















Jingle Belles (1941) as a Member of Lee, Lynn and Lou
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lyn Wilde

Born: 10 October 1922, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA
Died: 11 September 2016, Michigan City, Indiana, USA
 
Twin sister of Lee Wilde. Lyn and her sister Lee sang with Ray Noble and His Orchestra from 1940, touring the United States with the band for eleven months. During this period they appeared in a couple of short musicals that were specifically made for coin-operated jukebox devices. In 1942 they joined the Charlie Barnet Band, appearing in the film 'Juke Box Jenny'. In April 1942 the Wilde twins joined Bob Crosby and His Orchestra.

When Lee retired from performing in 1949, Lyn continued to make film apearances up until 1953.
 
Dear Arabella (1941) as a Member of Lee, Lynn and Lou
 
From left to right: Lyn Wilde, Lou Sidwell and Lee Wilde. A short musical featuring Ray Noble and His Orchestra.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Ray Noble.


















Jingle Belles (1941) as a Member of Lee, Lynn and Lou



















Lee Wilde

Born: 10 October 1922, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA
Died: 8 September 2015 
 
Twin sister of Lyn Wilde. Lee and her sister Lyn sang with Ray Noble and His Orchestra from 1940, touring the United States with the band for eleven months. During this period they appeared in a couple of short musicals that were specifically made for coin-operated jukebox devices. In 1942 they joined the Charlie Barnet Band, appearing in the film 'Juke Box Jenny'. In April 1942 the Wilde twins joined Bob Crosby and His Orchestra.
 
Dear Arabella (1941) as a Member of Lee, Lynn and Lou
 
From left to right: Lyn Wilde, Lou Sidwell and Lee Wilde. A short musical featuring Ray Noble and His Orchestra.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Ray Noble.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Jingle Belles (1941) as a Member of Lee, Lynn and Lou



















Sunday, 30 January 2022

Duke Ellington

Born: 29 April 1899, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 24 May 1974, New York City, New York, USA
 
Jam Session (1942) as Himself
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Florence Georgie

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City (1901) as Pedestrian Whose Skirt Rises (uncredited)
 
With A.C. Abadie.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





















A.C. Abadie

Born: 9 December 1878, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1 January 1950, San Francisco, California, USA
 
Alfred Camille Abadie was a cinematographer and director of early silent films who appeared in front of camera a couple of times. Hr did most of his film work for the Edison Manufacturing Company.
 
What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City (1901) as Pedestrian (uncredited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




















Sethma Williams

Born: 1 November 1915, Harper, Kansas, USA
Died: 25 November 2014, Carpenteria, California, USA
 
Dizzy Pilots (1943) as Girl in Hangar (Scene Deleted) (uncredited)
 
This is a still from a deleted scene with Moe Howard and Larry Fine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Ruth Lee

Born: 14 September 1895, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 3 August 1975, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
The Trouble with Husbands (1940) as Mrs. Doakes (uncredited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


















 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Nurse (uncredited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Warren Douglas

Born: 29 July 1911, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 15 November 1997, Jackson, California, USA
 
Musical Movieland (1944) as Tourist in Army Uniform (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 










Angela Greene

Born: 24 February 1921, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 9 February 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Musical Movieland (1944) as Tourist (uncredited)
 
Angela Greene is the lady on the far right. Dickie Jones is the boy on the left.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 















Richard Erdman

Born: 1 June 1925, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 16 March 2019, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Although Richard Erdman had found work in film and television since the 1940s, most modern audiences would more likely recognise him for playing the character 'Leonard' in the comedy series 'Community' right up until he turned 90, when the series ended.
 
Musical Movieland (1944) as Tourist in Sailor Uniform (uncredited)
 
Richard Erdman is on the back row in the middle. Colleen Townsend is the tour guide in the middle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And now he's on the right. Bess Flowers is in the red coat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Colleen Townsend

Born: 21 December 1928, Glendale, California, USA
 
Musical Movieland (1944) as Tour Guide (uncredited)
 
Colleen Townsend is front and centre.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great Discovery (1952) as Connie
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 17 January 2022

Regina Bookasta

Born: 11 December 1895, Middletown, New York, USA
Died: 21 October 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Italian Waitress (uncredited)
 
Regina Bookasta serves Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joseph Marievsky

Born: 1 January 1888, Moscow, Russia
Died: 27 April 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Italian Cafe Proprietor (uncredited)
 
Joseph Marievsky hands the check to Spencer Tracy while Lana Turner looks on.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mitchell Kowall

Born: 21 August 1915, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: 8 May 1971, F├╝rnitz, Carinthia, Austria
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Doorman (uncredited)
 
Hard to see Mitchell Kowall here, holding an umbrella for Lana Turner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Walter Pidgeon

Born: 23 September 1897, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: 25 September 1984, Santa Monica, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Walter Pidgeon - Guest at Party (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don Avalier

Born: 19 September 1912, California, USA
Died: 29 May 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Headwaiter at Restaurant (uncredited)
 
Don Avalier serves Zachary Scott and Lana Turner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nanette Vallon

Born: 21 March 1903, France
Died: 9 September 1984, San Diego, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Milliner (uncredited)
 
Zachary Scott is looking over Nanette Vallon's shoulder.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gordon Richards

Born: 27 October 1893, Gillingham, Kent, England, UK
Died: 13 January 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Robert, the Butler (uncredited)
 
Gordon Richards, on the right, has Lana Turner and Zachary Scott standing behind him.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rose Hobart

Born: 1 May 1906, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 29 August 2000, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Diantha Marl
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Almira Sessions

Born: 16 September 1888, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 3 August 1974, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Tilda Hatter (uncredited)
 
Spencer Tracy watches Howard Freeman ask Almira Sessions questions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bill Conselman

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Arthur Olliford (uncredited)
 
Bill Conselman is on the right, with Mimi Doyle and Jack Rice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Jane Howard

Born: 5 May 1925, Pecatonica, Illinois, USA
Died: 27 February 2005, Allison Park, Pennsylvania, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Hat Check Girl in New York (uncredited)
 
Zachary Scott is on the phone as he passes his hat to Jane Howard.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cameron Mitchell

Born: 4 November 1918, Dallastown, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 6 July 1994, Pacific Palisades, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Eino Roskinen
 
With Lana Turner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Alexander

Born: 29 November 1897, Newport, Kentucky, USA
Died: 13 July 1982, New York City, New York, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Dr. Roy Drover
 
John Alexander is on the left, with Griff Barnett.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Selena Royle

Born: 6 November 1904, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 23 April 1983, Guadalajara, Mexico
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Louise Wargate
 
With John Litel and Zachary Scott, who has his back to us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Josephine Hutchinson

Born: 12 October 1903, Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: 4 June 1998, New York City, New York, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Lillian Drover
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

William Trenk

Born: 11 March 1902, Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died: 21 September 1983, West Berlin, West Germany
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Raveau (uncredited)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jessica Grayson

Born: 7 March 1886, Iowa, USA
Died: 27 February 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA
 
Cass Timberlane (1947) as Mrs. Higbee (Credited as Jessie Grayson)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Ford Sterling

Born: 3 November 1883, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 13 October 1939, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Ford Sterling made over 250 films during the silent era and continued his acting career in the advent of sound, albeit mainly in short subjects.
 
The American Venus (1926) as Hugo Niles

This picture is from the trailer of this lost film.
















Edna May Oliver

Born: 9 November 1883, Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 9 November 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
The American Venus (1926) as Mrs. Niles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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