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Photo Blog #19: Potpourri

Hello and thanks for checking out our latest mystery photo blog.  We’ve got some odd ones for you this time.  Please see below.  As always, “clicking” on any of the photos will enlarge them.  As they are solved, we will update this post accordingly.  Many thanks!

1.  Surely someone has seen this film.  It seems never noir.  Who are the actors and can anyone tell us the title?

SOLVED:  “Deadline at Dawn” with Constance Worth from 1946.–Thanks, Camille!

2.  Might this be an actor or a vaudeville star?  If you know his name, please clue us in.

3.  Anyone know this songstress?

UPDATE:  Carmen McRae?

4.  These two ice skates are, so far, unknown to us.  And, yes, she does seem to be dressed like a car.

5.  That’s Karyn Parsons on the far left, Terrence Trent D’Arby next to her and Lori Petty next to him.  But who is the woman on the end?

6.  Anyone recognize anyone from this group?

UPDATE:  Could the couple in the lower right-hand corner be Henny and Jim Backus?

7.  This man seems to be a radio fan.  But what is his name?

8.  This man seems to be a Mary Martin fan, but what is his name?

9.  Can anyone identify these musicians?  (A code in the lower corner reads:  “SS-KOD.”)

UPDATE:  Could that be Rick Rubin seated in the background?

10.  This shot might be something more for tourism or maybe it’s from a film.  We are open to suggestions.

UPDATE:  A code in the lower corner of this photo reads:  “SS-PROP.”

THANKS!

Photo Blog #1:  Who’s That Lady?

Photo Blog #2:  Who’s that Gent? (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #3:  Name That Movie! (5 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #4:  Musical Mysteries (5 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #5:  Unknown Horrors (1 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #6:  Small Screen Oddities (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #7:  International Unknowns (5 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #8:  Mysterious Silents (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #9:  Portraits of an Unknown Woman (3 of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #10:  The Films With No Name (7 out of 8 solved!)

Photo Blog #11:  The Kids are Unknown (5 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #12:  Reel Mysteries (5 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #13:  Men of Mystery (4 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #14:  More Musical Mysteries (3 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #15:  The Executive Guess (1 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #16:  The Familiar Female (1 out of 10 solved!) 

Photo Blog #17:  Cowboys and Question Marks (6 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #18:  Oddities and Ends (2 out of 10 solved!)

11 Comments

  1. Charlie Dahan
    August 16, 2017 at 9:57 am

    The drummer in #9 looks like Mick Fleetwood

  2. Danielle
    August 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I’m 100% sure about three of the four people in picture number 4. In order from left to right they are:

    Karyn Parsons from the television show “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” singer Terence Trent D’Arby, and actress Lori Petty.

    The fourth person looks familiar, but I can’t figure out who it is.

  3. Brooksie
    August 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    #1 is Constance Worth in RKO’s ‘Deadline at Dawn’ (1946). Without rewatching the film, it’s difficult to figure out who the man with his back to the camera is – probably Jerome Cowan, but possibly Joseph Calleia or Paul Muni.

  4. Kristine
    August 17, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I’d like to offer something positive. However, Henny and Jim Backus aren’t depicted in photo no. 6 and I’m pretty sure that Carmen McRae isn’t the singer in photo no. 3 (I think this came up before).

  5. Chuck Howell
    August 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    #4 skaters could be pics of cast members in a Chevy/General Motors Industrial Musical on ice. The woman’s costume replicates the hood logo and grill work of a circa 1957 Chevy.

    #6 I don’t believe it’s Jim and Henny Backus. The man, who is holding a cane,looks very familiar, though.

  6. Ben
    August 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    #5 — is that last one Grace Slick?

  7. Amy Turner
    August 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Jerome Cowan’s back is to the camera in still #1. Constance Worth’s character has just entered his apartment & says “You might like to know that (Spoiler)’s been killed. I’ve just come from there.”

  8. jean
    August 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    #7 looks like Edgar Bergen, the ventriloquist of the Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy duo.

  9. Laura
    August 21, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Ben,I thought #5 was Grace Slick, too.

  10. JoAnne
    September 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Could the man second from left in #6 be Tom Lehrer? I am not sure of the jawline though.

  11. YaYa
    September 14, 2017 at 7:06 am

    #9 looks like Mick Fleetwood seated at the drum kit

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