“Who Am I?” New Mystery Photo Contest!

Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry is the maestro of our ever-popular Mystery Photo Contest. He’s back with another round, featuring some of Hollywood’s not-so-famous faces. 

Hello fellow photo sleuths!

For your frustration, we submit to you nine more super-hard, super-obscure publicity stills that the Library is trying to identify.

This new batch, like others in the previous MPC series, came to the Library’s Moving Image section as part of a much larger collection of film, TV and music stills. Most were properly identified, but these are among those that stumped us.

So we need your help. Do any of the people, places or things below look familiar?

A few words of caution:

  • We’ve tried web-based reverse-image searches; they don’t work.
  • We have no information beyond what is listed below. There are no dates, locations or titles. They may not be from the United States.
  • Standards of proof: We’d most like to see the same photo, with the person’s name, in a newspaper, magazine or somesuch. Failing that, another image from the same photo shoot, but with the person named

Good luck to one and all!

#1 This might be vaudeville star Stella Mayhew but we haven’t been able to confirm.

#2 Another of our distinguished mystery gents.

#3 This lady reminds many of an opera star…but who knows?

 

#4 No, this is not your high school history teacher, at least so far as we know.  We assume he’s an actor but don’t know his name.

#5 This photo has been severely cropped as the rest of it is NSFW (!).  Hopefully someone can identify her by her face.

#6 Though, in the face, she looks a bit like Louise Fletcher, it’s not. So who is the lady in the wild hat?

#7 We have several stills, in different “looks,” for this young lady. Perhaps she was a budding actress? #8 Another cropped photo of another actress/singer/performer whose name eludes us.

#9 This is not Ben Maddow (though that’s a good guess).  We are still attempting to identify this mystery man with camera.

 

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22 Comments

  1. K. Harper
    September 30, 2019 at 11:12 am

    #6 looks very much like Capucine. In 1963, she was in THE PINK PANTHER, part of which was set in the Alps.

  2. grace caruso
    September 30, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Would you please let us know when you identify these folks…it would be great to solve the mystery
    The one on the bottom left looks like a really young Natalie Wood.

  3. Isabel Medina
    September 30, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    #7 looks like Genesis Rodriguez
    #8 looks like Kim Fields
    #6 looks like Esther Williams

  4. CARY
    September 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    HI GRACE–WE WILL MOST CERTAINLY LET YOU KNOW ONCE WE HAVE A POSITIVE ID ON ANY OF THESE.

  5. CARY at the LC
    September 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    HI GRACE–AND EVERYONE–WE WILL MOST CERTAINLY LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE HAVE THESE SOLVED! THX.

  6. valerie owen
    September 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    #8 looks like Dorothy Dandridge.

  7. Bill
    September 30, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    #4 – Lee Iacocca

  8. Josh
    September 30, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    #8 – Jane March?

  9. Shawn D. Langrick
    September 30, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Wasn’t #5 identified as Angela Dawn in Photo Blog 22 from 2017?

  10. warren
    September 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    8 either is eartha kitt or dorothy dandridge

  11. Lynn Zomkowski
    October 1, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Pamela Franklyn

  12. Lynn Zomkowski
    October 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

    & Looks like Pamela Franklin

  13. Kenneth J Narde
    October 1, 2019 at 6:10 am

    #9 resembles Sidney Miller a long time child-adolescent-character actor, later a director…

  14. CARY at the LC
    October 1, 2019 at 8:38 am

    SHAWN– YOU ARE CORRECT. MY ERR. SO THAT ONE IS SOLVED. BUT THE OTHER EIGHT ARE STILL IN SEARCH OF A SOLUTION. THX.

  15. Kelley Riha
    October 1, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Is #5 Joan Bennett?

  16. Kelley Riha
    October 1, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Could #6 be a young Joan Collins?

  17. CARY at the LC
    October 1, 2019 at 9:30 am

    HI SHAWN–YOU ARE CORRECT! MY ERR. THAT ONE IS SOLVED BUT THE OTHER, AS OF THIS WRITING, STILL REQUIRE SOLUTIONS. THX.

  18. Meg
    October 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    #7 looks like Ashley Judd

  19. Frank D’
    October 1, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    #9 looks like director, George Cukor.

  20. Sally K
    October 1, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Could #7 be a young Brooke Shields?

  21. Sally K
    October 1, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    #2 I recall seeing him on a tv show in the 60s or 70s, I think a variety show–a walk-on bit, and I associate him with Hal Linden the actor. I think he was a musician– perhaps a pianist. The tuxedo was certainly what a certain set of musicians was doing at the time. I didn’t think much of his stage presence (as a young adolescent.)

  22. Gary Michael Shinn
    October 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    #7 looks like Justine Bateman

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