Monday 30 October 2023

S.J. Warmington

Born: 16 December 1884, Hoxton, London, England, UK
Died: 11 May 1941, Kensington, London, England, UK

The 39 Steps (1935) as Scotland Yard Man (uncredited)

S.J Warmington stands on the right, watching Madeleine Carroll.

Charles Hubert Renard

Born: 28 April 1880, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: 1959

Charles Hubert Renard was a famous musician and composer of the early 20th Century. He appeared in only one film.

The 39 Steps (1935) as Second Violinist (uncredited)

Carleton Hobbs

Born: 18 June 1898, Farnborough, Hampshire, England, UK
Died: 31 July 1978, London, England, UK

The 39 Steps (1935) as Fake Policeman (uncredited)

Carleton Hobbs is on the left with Matthew Boulton.

Matthew Boulton

Born: 20 January 1893, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died: 10 February 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA

The 39 Steps (1935) as Fake Police man (uncredited)

Matthew Boulton is on the right, with Carleton Hobbs.

Elizabeth Inglis

Born: 10 July 1913, Colchester, Essex, England, UK
Died: 25 August 2007, Santa Barbara, California, USA

A talented and well respected British actress who retired soon after marrying.
Mother of actress Sigourney Weaver.

The 39 Steps (1935) as Pat, Professor Jordan's Daughter (uncredited)

With Robert Donat and Helen Haye, who has her back to us.

Hilda Trevelyan

Born: 4 February 1877, Clapton, London, England, UK
Died: 10 November 1959, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK

The 39 Steps (1935) as Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)

Quinton McPherson

Born: 26 October 1870, Holborn, London, England, UK
Died: 2 January 1940, Clapham, London, England, UK

The 39 Steps (1935) as Clergyman on the Flying Scotsman (uncredited)

Ivor Barnard

Born: 13 June 1887, London, England, UK
Died: 30 June 1953, London, England, UK

The 39 Steps (1935) as Political Meeting Chairman (uncredited)

Ivor Barnard is the shorter of the two men standing. Robert Donat is seated on the right.

Peggy Simpson

Born: 4 July 1913, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: 5 January 1994, Camden, London, England, UK

The 39 Steps (1935) as Maid

Friday 27 October 2023

Lucie Mannheim

Born: 30 April 1899, Berlin, Germany
Died: 18 July 1976, Braunlage, Lower Saxony, Germany

The 39 Steps (1935) as Miss Smith

Pat Hagate

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The 39 Steps (1935) as M.C. Introducing Memory (uncredited)

Pat Hagate is on the left, with Wylie Watson.

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Mlle. Bodson

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

A Miracle Under the Inquisition (1904) as The Condemned Woman

Mlle. Bodson is being prepared to be burned at the stake by the executioner, played by Georges Méliès.

Saturday 21 October 2023

Pauline Moore

Born: 14 June 1914, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 7 December 2001, Sequim, Washington, USA

Frankenstein (1931) as Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Mae Bruce

Born: 16 November 1886, Kildare, Ireland, UK
Died: unknown

Frankenstein (1931) as Maid (uncredited)

John Boles

Born: 28 October 1895, Greenville, Texas, USA
Died: 27 February 1969, San Angelo, Texas, USA

Frankenstein (1931) as Victor Moritz

Thursday 19 October 2023

Frederick Kerr

Born: 11 October 1858, London, England, UK
Died: 3 May 1933, London, England, UK

Frankenstein (1931) as Baron Frankenstein

Saturday 14 October 2023

Renu Setna

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Indian Man Who Suggests Getting 'Sloshed' (uncredited)

Renu Setna is on the left, with Ian Hendry in the white jacket.

Spike Heatley

Born: 17 February 1933, Muswell Hill, London, England, UK
Died: 10 November 2021, Dinan, Brittany, France

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Bass Player (uncredited)

The saxophonist is Tubby Hayes.

Tubby Hayes

Born: 30 January 1935, London, England, UK
Died: 8 June 1973, England, UK

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Saxophonist (uncredited)

The bass player is Spike Heatley.

Friday 13 October 2023

Norman Chappell

Born: 31 December 1925, Lucknow, India
Died: 21 July 1983, London, England, UK

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Talk of the Town Stage Manager (uncredited)

Norman Chappell is holding a cup of tea, standing next to Francis Matthews. Ian Hendry is on the far right.

Francis Matthews

Born: 2 September 1927, Holgate, York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: 14 June 2014, London, England, UK

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Taylor, Advertising Agent

Francis Matthews is standing as the other agents sit.

Angela Lovell

Born: 1945, Lewisham, London, England, UK

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Rose of England - Angela

Angela Lovell is the blonde actress, third from the left. Nikki Peters is at the front in the middle.

Margaret Nolan

Born: 29 October 1943, Hampstead, London, England
Died: 5 October 2020, London, England, UK

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Rose of England - Caroline

A Hard Day's Night (1964) as Grandfather's Girl at Casino (uncredited)

Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965) as June

The Power of Three (2011) as Dame Margaret

Nikki Peters

Born: unknown

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Rose of England - Cora

Nikki Peters is in the middle.

Vera Goulet

Born: Yugoslavia

Vera Chochorovska and her mother escaped from communist Yugoslavia on their third attempt and reached Italy. A couple of years later they emigrated to the UK. Settling in London, Vera worked in theatre as a technician, stage hand and stage manager, amongst other jobs. She also did film and television extra work, and worked in PR for Theo Cowan, the legendary press agent. After a spell of owning and running an antique shop in the 1970s, Vera moved to America in 1980 and managed Robert Goulet's career and business enterprises for twenty-seven years. She produced and directed over 5000 concert performances of "An Evening With Robert Goulet" also "Robert Goulet The Man and His Music", for most of which she was married to him.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Malaysia (uncredited)

A fleeting glimpse of Vera in the background on the far left. I don't think there are any close ups of her in this film, probably because she doesn't actually look Malaysian. Janette Scott and Aliza Gur are also in this shot.

Vera is the short lady in the white swimsuit towards the right.

Yuriko Nakahara

Born: unknown

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Japan (uncredited)

From left to right: Arlette Dobson, Yuriko Nakahara and Barbara von der Heyde.

Gillian French

Born: unknown

Gillian French was an actress in a handful of films in the 1960s.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Italy (uncredited)

From left to right: Barbara von der Heyde, Aliza Gur, Janette Scott, Donna Pearson and Gillian French.

Arlette Dobson

Born: 1943, Surrey, England, UK

Arlette Dobson was a model and actress who won Miss England in 1961 and represented England in the Miss Universe beauty pageant that same year.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss America

The Duchess of Bedford

Born: 17 October 1917, London, England, UK
Died: 25 July 2006, Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK

Although The Duchess of Bedford (real name: Hon. Lydia Yarde-Buller) has no real connection with the film industry, she did appear in one film as herself. Her mother, Jesse Smithers, who was also known as Denise Osme, was a music hall singer.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Herself, a 'Rose of England' Judge (uncredited)

Norman Hartnell is sitting next to her.

Sandy Sarjeant

Born: 7 November 1947, London

Sandy Serjeant was a model, dancer and actress who was once married to Ian McLagan of the 60s group The Small Faces. In 1967 Sandy released a single in Germany on Polydor called 'Can't Stop The Want' backed with 'Lone Rivers Gonna Run'. She promoted this single on the German television program Beat Club.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Spain (uncredited)

Sandy Sarjeant is in between Rosemarie Frankland on the left and Janette Scott.

Ready, Steady, Go! (1966) (Season 4, Episode 3) as Herself - Dancer

This was the 'Otis Redding Special' episode, broadcast on 16 September 1966.

Beat Club (1967) as Herself

Sandy promoting her single on the German television music show Beat Club.

Barbara von der Heyde

Born: unknown

Barbara von der Heyde was a dancer who was a member of the dance troupe The GoJos. The GoJos performed on the UK television music programme 'Top of the Pops' between 1964 and 1968 with the lineup changing several times over the four years. Barbara also appeared on other television programmes with the GoJos as well as appearing in several films.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Germany

Margaret Bristow

Born: c. 1940, UK

Margaret Bristow entered the 'Miss Margate' beauty pageant in 1962 winning her heat.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss France (uncredited)

Donna Pearson

Born: 25 June 1931, Sacred Heart, Minnesota, USA
Died: 2 February 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Sweden (uncredited)

Rosemarie Frankland

Born: 1 February 1943, Rhosllannerchrugog, Wales, UK
Died: 2 December 2000, Los Angeles, California, USA

Rosemarie Frankland won Miss World in 1961 at only 18. Frankland had an almost twenty year affair with Bob Hope and even appeared in one of his films, 'I'll Take Sweden (1965)'.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Australia (uncredited)

Leila Williams

Born: 1937, Walsall, England, UK

Leila Williams won Miss Great Britain in 1957. She later became the very first female presenter of the long running UK children's television programme 'Blue Peter (1958)' when it began in October 1958. Williams presented with Christopher Trace until 8 January 1962.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Globe Chaperone

Aliza Gur is on the left.

Thursday 12 October 2023

Aliza Gur

Born: April 1, 1944 · Ramat Gan, Palestine

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Miss Peru

André Maranne

Born: 14 May 1926, Toulouse, France
Died: 12 April 2021, England

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Lift Man (uncredited)

Joe Brown

Born: 13 May 1941, Swarby, Lincolnshire, England, UK

Joe Brown is a singer, guitarist and actor who has had a long career in show business.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Himself, a 'Rose of England' Judge (uncredited)

Stirling Moss

Born: 17 September 1929, West Kensington, London, England, UK
Died: 12 April 2020, London, England, UK

Stirling Moss was a world class racing driver in several formats including Formula 1 and Le Mans. He retired from competitive racing in 1963 a few months after a serious crash in which he was in a coma. Moss appeared in several films during the 1950s and 1960s, usually as himself or in uncredited driving roles. In 2007 he became the narrator for the children's animated television series 'Roary the Racing Car'.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Himself, a 'Rose of England' Judge (uncredited)

Linda Christian

Born: 13 November 1923, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Died: 22 July 2011, Palm Desert, California, USA

Linda Christian was a Mexican actress who appeared in films in the UK, Europe and the USA as well as in her home country.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Herself, a 'Rose of England' Judge (uncredited)

Norman Hartnell

Born: 12 June 1901, London, England, UK
Died: 7 June 1979, Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK

Norman Hartnell was a costume designer who not only designed for films, but also for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He designed her wedding gown, her coronation robe, and the wardrobes for most of her foreign tours.

The Beauty Jungle (1964) as Himself, a 'Rose of England' Judge (uncredited)

This was Norman's only film appearance.

Drusilla Wills

Born: 14 November 1884, London, England, UK
Died: 6 August 1951, London, England, UK

Champagne Charlie (1944) as Lizzie, Bessie's Dresser