Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Vera Vance

Born: 2 February 1889, Kentucky, USA
Died: 13 May 1979, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Little Egypt, Carnival Dancer (uncredited)
With Walter Perry.

Percy Williams

Born: 20 December 1860, Ludlow, Shropshire, England, UK
Died: 29 September 1937, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Butler (uncredited)
Percy Williams announces the arrival of Lon Chaney and Harry Earles, both in deceiving personas.
Percy Williams, on the right, stands with John Merkyl and Matthew Betz.

Violet N. Cane

Born: 20 June 1920, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 6 February 2007, Orange, California, USA
Violet Cane was a child actress in the late silent era. In later life she became a costumer for films and television.
The Unholy Three (1925) as Arlington Daughter in Photo (uncredited)
With Charles Wellesley. Violet filmed a scene for The Unholy Three but it was deemed too violent for the audience to see the serious assault of a child and it was cut from the final release. Studio stills exist of the cut scene.

Louis Shank

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
The Unholy Three (1925) as Newboy (uncredited)


William Humphrey

Born: 2 January 1863, Chicopee Falls, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 4 October 1942, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Attorney for the Defense (Credited as William Humphreys)

William Humphrey stands next to a seated Matt Moore.

Edward Connelly

Born: 30 December 1859, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 21 November 1928, Hollywood, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Judge


John Merkyl

Born: 2 June 1885, Keokuk, Iowa, USA
Died: 1 May 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Jeweler (uncredited)


Charles Wellesley

Born: 17 November 1873, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 24 July 1946, Amityville, New York, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as John Arlington (uncredited)


Carrie Daumery

Born: 25 March 1863, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: 1 July 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Pet Shop Customer (uncredited)
With Matt Moore.

Margie Angus

Born: 10 September 1903, Texas, USA
Died: 22 April 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Conjoined Twin (The Thimate Twins) (uncredited)
Mary and Margie Angus were not really conjoined.

Mary Angus

Born: 10 September 1903, Texas, USA
Died: 7 January 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Conjoined Twin (The Thimate Twins) (uncredited)
Mary and Margie Angus were not really conjoined.

Alice Julian

Born: 22 March 1893, Wylie, Texas, USA
Died: 25 November 1955, Dallas, Texas, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Fat Lady (uncredited)
This was Alice's only film appearance.

Carrie Clark Ward

Born: 9 January 1862, Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Died: 6 February 1926, Hollywood, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Mother Watching Hercules' Act (uncredited)
The little boy holding Carrie Clark Ward's hand is Mickey McBan.

Mickey McBan

Born: 27 February 1919, Spokane, Washington, USA
Died: 30 October 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Unholy Three (1925) as Boy Watching Hercules' Act (uncredited)
Mickey McBan holds Carrie Clark Ward's hand.

Edmund Burns

Born: 27 September 1892, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2 April 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA
Made for Love (1926) as Nicholas Ainsworth / Aziru 


Donald Keith

Born: 6 September 1903, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 1 August 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Way of All Flesh (1927) as August Jr.
This is a Lost Film. Only two fragments survive.

Emil Jannings

Born: 23 July 1884, Rorschach, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Died: 2 January 1950, Strobl, Salzburg, Austria
The Way of All Flesh (1927) as August Schilling
This is a Lost Film. Only two fragments survive. Emil Jannings won the very first 'Best Actor' Academy Award in 1929 for this performance and for his leading role in the film 'The Last Command (1928)'.

Monday, 30 May 2022

Alyce Mills

Born: 16 February 1899, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 27 April 1990, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Too Many Kisses (1925) as Betty Vernon (uncredited)


Albert Tavernier

Born: 1859
Died: 3 November 1929, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Too Many Kisses (1925) as Manuel Hurja
This was Albert's last film.

Frances Howard

Born: 4 June 1903, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Died: 2 July 1976, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Frances Howard was a stage actress. She married Samuel Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Productions and made a few films in 1925 before retiring from acting.
Too Many Kisses (1925) as Yvonne, His Daughter

With Richard Dix.

Arthur Ludwig

Born: 24 September 1884, New York, New York, USA
Died: unknown
Too Many Kisses (1925) as Miguel
Arthur Ludwig is in between William Powell and Paul Panzer.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Frank Currier

Born: 4 September 1857, Norwich, Connecticut, USA
Died: 22 April 1928, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Too Many Kisses (1925) as Richard Gaylord, Sr.


Joseph Burke

Born: 8 August 1870, England, UK
Died: 7 March 1933, New York, New York, USA
Too Many Kisses (1925) as Joab Simmons (Credited as Joe Burke) 

Saturday, 28 May 2022

Guy Oliver

Born: 25 September 1878, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1 September 1932, Hollywood, California, USA
Old Ironsides (1926) as First Mate
Guy Oliver is on the right, with Wallace Beery.

Friday, 27 May 2022

Effie Ellsler

Born: 17 September 1855, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 8 October 1942, Hollywood, California, USA
Old Ironsides (1926) as Esther's Mother
Effie Ellsler is the older lady on the right. Here she is in a scene with Esther Ralston and William Conklin.

William Conklin

Born: 25 December 1872, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 21 March 1935, Hollywood, California, USA
Old Ironsides (1926) as Esther's Father
William Conklin is the older man in the middle of Esther Ralston on the left and Effie Ellsler on the right.

George Godfrey

Born: 25 January 1897, Mobile, Alabama, USA
Died: 13 August 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA
George Godfrey was a heavyweight boxer who appeared in several films from the late silent era until 1937.
Old Ironsides (1926) as The Cook


Blog Updates

After 10 years of doing this blog I've decided to add a 'Blog Updates' post so that you can see the new additions, some of which are just additional entries on existing posts. I may also post my thoughts on some of the identifications I've come across. All of my pictures are captured from the films and are not studio stills. There are a handful of exceptions where it was impossible to get a picture any other way because the film is lost or tucked away in a private collection.
Please remember that I do this alone and unpaid. So please don't upload any of my pictures to websites that make millions of dollars, like IMDB. Those websites should be employing people to do it for them not relying on free handouts from you and me.
New updates will be added at the top of the post.
14th September 2022
I've been taking a break to do some real work. Just thought I would add a pic or two from films I've seen recently. Also this section of the blog is getting too big, so I will be splitting it up into quarterly blocks.

Additional pictures added: Rod Steiger, Dennis Hopper
23rd August 2022
It was about time that I watched 'Night of the Living Dead (1968)' and 'Carnival of Souls (1962)'. These two films have been on my radar for twenty years and in the public domain for much longer than that. Most of the new actors added from 'Carnival of Souls' were amateurs appearing in their only feature.

Additional pictures added: 
22nd August 2022
New actors added: Edgar Barrier, Donald Curtis,   
Additional pictures added: Emmett Lynn
17th August 2022
Additional pictures added: Sabu, John Qualen,   
15th August 2022
New actors added: Jeni Le Gon.
Additional pictures added: Maria Montez, Billy Gilbert, Jon Hall.
13th August 2022
More of the same as before.
New actors added: Helen Parrish,      
Additional pictures added: Fern Emmett,   
11th August 2022
Started watching 'Arabian Nights (1942)' in glorious Technicolor. Returned to the film 'In Old California (1942)' that I didn't finish watching a few months ago. I've also been skimming through a few other films that I have from 1942 and adding them and some of the actors and actresses to this blog.
Additional picture added: Marie Blake, Dick Purcell, Forrest Taylor (not looking very much like himself!), Eddie Acuff, Fay Helm, Albert Dekker,     
10th August 2022
Added some writing to a new Disclaimer post.
5th August 2022
Continuing to add pictures from 'Flamingo Road (1949)'. It is always hard to find some of the extras who are supposedly in the film, especially when the quality of the picture isn't very good. Also, I am revisitng a film I saw quite a few years ago, 'Roaring Roads (1935)' and adding pictures from that.

Additional pictures added: Fred Kelsey, Al Thompson, Sammy McKim, Larry J. Blake,   

4th August 2022
Continuing to add pictures from 'Flamingo Road (1949)'.
2nd August 2022
Began watching 'Flamingo Road (1949)' and will be adding the actors from this over the next few days.
Additional pictures added: Sydney Greenstreet, Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott
31st July 2022
Adding pictures from 'Hobson's Choice (1954)' this morning, and later from 'The Side Streets of Hollywood (1953)'.
30th July 2022
I happened upon a very nice version of 'Hobson's Choice (1954)' uploaded to YouTube legally by Studio Canal UK. I added another picture of John Mills to the blog from this film. It reminded me that I'd watched another John Mills film 'Ice Cold in Alex (1958)' for the first time last year. Don't know why it took me so long to get round to watching it. So I set about adding pictures from that too.
Also carried on watching 'Side Streets of Hollywood (1953)'. It's a terrible film and I can't seem to watch it in one sitting.

New actors added: Sylvia Syms, Arline Hunter, Thad Swift  

Additional pictures added: John Mills  

29th July 2022
Began a new section of the blog for television series. 
Watched my very first episode of 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952)'.

Additional pictures added: Dorothy Abbott (again), Harriet Nelson, Dick Elliott.
28th July 2022
Started watching 'Side Streets of Hollywood (1953)' also known as 'A Virgin in Hollywood'. It's a low budget independent film with dubious intentions. 

Additional pictures added: Dorothy Abbott.
27th July 2022
Progress is slow at the moment because of work. Today I watched the short comedy 'Run, Girl, Run (1928)'. I also looked at the film 'In Love with Alma Cogan (2012)' that I had watched a few days ago and noted the actors that would qualify for my blog. Similarly, I watched another British independent film 'Caught in the Act (1997)' and picked out the qulifying actors.
Additional pictures added: Lionel Belmore, Carole Lombard, George Gray, Matthew 'Tijuana' Jones, Leslie Phillips, Roger Moore [USA]. I'm not very confident about the Roger Moore identification. 
A correction was made to Matthew 'Tijuana' Jones' post and Hayes Robertson was added to the blog. This only happened after checking with the excellent site Another Nice Mess.
22nd July 2022
Watched some of the available footage from the British television series 'A for Andromeda (1961)'. It was very dated and I wasn't able to watch a whole episode.
New actors added: Maurice Hedley, Peter King

Additional pictures added: Julie Christie, Peter Halliday.  
Blog Update Archives


This is the beginning of this section of the blog.

Charles Hill Mailes

Born: 25 May 1870, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 17 February 1937, Los Angeles, California, USA
Old Ironsides (1926) as Commodore Preble
Charles is having a shave.

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Charles Farrell

Born: 9 August 1900, Onset Bay, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 6 May 1990, Palm Springs, California, USA
Not to be confused with the Irish actor Charles Farrell, who was born in the same year, three days earlier.
Old Ironsides (1926) as The Commodore


Johnnie Walker

Born: 7 January 1894, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 5 December 1949, New York City, New York, USA
Old Ironsides (1926) as Lt. Stephen Decatur


Monday, 23 May 2022

Tommy Steele

Born: 17 December 1936, Bermondsey, London, England, UK
Half a Sixpence (1967) as Arthur Kipps


Thursday, 19 May 2022