Friday 28 October 2022

Edward Kilroy

Born: 3 November 1917, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 5 January 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as First Attendant (uncredited)
Edward Kilroy is on the left, with an unidentified actor.

Thursday 27 October 2022

Marguerite Snow

Born: 9 September 1889, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: 17 February 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Tiniest of Stars (1913) as The Mother
Marguerite is holding the hand of little Helen Badgley, with Marie Eline and an unidentified actor.


1913 Films


Burstup Homes' Murder Case (Short)

The Tiniest of Stars

Helen Badgley

Born: 1 December 1908, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Died: 25 October 1977, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Helen Badgley was a child actress of the silent era who appeared in her film at the age of 2.
The Tiniest of Stars (1913) as The Little Girl


Frances MacInerney

Born: 24 December 1914, Elmira, New York, USA
Died: 24 February 1982, Los Angeles, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Magicians Assistant in Magic Show (uncredited)
This is apparently Frances on stage waving two flags. Going to try and confirm this in the other films that she is in.

Suzanne Kaaren

Born: 21 March 1912, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 27 August 2004, Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Seasoned Greetings (1933) as Girl Looking in Store Window (uncredited)

Yes, We Have No Bonanza (1939) as Saloon Singer (uncredited)
From left to right: Jean Carmen, Lola Jensen and Suzanne Kaaren.
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Magician's Assistant in Demo (uncredited)


Wednesday 26 October 2022

John Picorri

Born: 4 August 1895, London, England, UK
Died: 1 July 1976, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Colonel in Demo (uncredited)
A heavily made up John Picorri playing a Chinese colonel.

Frederick Worlock

Born: 14 December 1886, London, England, UK
Died: 1 August 1973, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Dr. Sabbatt (Credited as Frederic Worlock) 

Field Norton

Born: 12 December 1891, Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
Died: 10 August 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Mr. Hotchkinson (uncredited)
Field Norton is seated on the left of the picture. Margaret Bert looks up to Lee Bowman.

Walter Kingsford

Born: 20 September 1881, Redhill, Surrey, England, UK
Died: 7 February 1958, North Hollywood, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Colonel Watrous


Harry J. Vejar

Born: 24 April 1889, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 1 March 1968, Sawtelle, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Man Who Speaks No English (uncredited)

Harry J. Vejar hands Robert Young his card.

Gloria Holden

Born: 5 September 1903, London, England, UK
Died: 22 March 1991, Redlands, California, USA
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Countess Marya Zaleska (Dracula's Daughter)

Miracles for Sale (1939) as Madame Rapport


Friday 21 October 2022

Eric Mayne

Born: 28 April 1865, Dublin, Ireland, UK [now Republic of Ireland]
Died: 9 February 1947, Hollywood, California, USA
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
Eric Mayne, on the right with the beard, watches Laraine Day give her opinion.

Carl M. Leviness

Born: 6 July 1885, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 15 October 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Luncheon Guest (uncredited)


Sam Harris

Born: 11 January 1877, Sydney, Australia
Died: 22 October 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sam Harris was a prolific dress extra in over 700 films and sometimes hard to spot.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Luncheon Guest (uncredited)



Magic Town (1947) as Businessman on Street / Grandview Citizen (uncredited)

Sam is in the background to the left of Jane Wyman.

Sam is later seen in one of the final scenes as a Grandview citizen.

Dial M for Murder (1954) as Man in Telephone Booth (uncredited)

Ray Milland, on the left, is waiting to make an 'important' phone call.


Thursday 20 October 2022

Blog Updates - July to September 2022

27th September 2022
Additional pictures added: Paul E. Burns
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.

Tuesday 18 October 2022

1896 Films


Escamotage d'une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin

Saturday 15 October 2022

Not Bess Flowers

I have created this post to prove that the listing on IMDB for Bess Flowers has become completely out of hand. There are many films on that site that give her credit (or 'uncredit') as an extra. Having watched some of these films there is either no visual evidence or the extra in question is not her. This is only my opinion, but I have studied these films in detail to find other instances of where she could appear and I think I'm right. Eventually I will provide links to video clips for you to make up your own mind.
 The real Bess Flowers

Forbidden (1932) as Gambler in Havana (uncredited)

Is this Bess on the right? I don't think so. Her nose is wrong and her cheek bones are not as prominent as the real Bess. She is tall enough, however.

The Big Timer (1932) as Fight Spectator (uncredited)

There are two fights in this film with female spectators present. The extra highlighted bottom middle of the picture is the only one of the fight spectators I can see who has similar hair to Bess, but her face is completely different.

New Morals for Old (1932) as Party Guest (uncredited)

The party guest in centre of the background is the only one who has her hair colouring and style, but she is way too short and her face is wrong.