Since the Library launched this photo ID blog four weeks ago, we have had tremendous success in positively identifying many previously unknown individuals and film titles. THANK YOU to all who have looked and contributed!
In previous weeks, we have posted blogs looking at unknown women, unknown men, unknown films and, most recently, unknown musicians and singers. This week, we post a selection of photos that seem to come from obscure horror or suspense films.
As always, we welcome you to look at the following photos, click on them to make them larger, and then post guesses or suggestions in the comments section below. Should we be able to positively ID a title or a performer, we’ll update this blog throughout the week.
SOLVED!: This is a publicity photo for a stage show titled “The Great Air Robbery,” from 1974, staged by the San Francisco Mime Troupe. The actress is Andrea Snow. The background is the 24th/Mission BART stations. It took a village to solve this one. Thank you to: Mike, Scott, Loren, Kevin Lee, KTVU, SF Mime Troupe, the San Francisco Film Office, “San Francisco Gate,” Alicia, the San Francisco Public Library and the City of San Francisco.
2. This still has a code printed in its lower right-hand corner. It is: SC-19. “SC” is probably the initials of the film it is from but, so far, we haven’t been able to determine the title.
SOLVED!: “Les Aveux Les Plus Doux” (1971). Also known under the title: “The Sweetest Confession” (which explains the “SC” in the corner) and “Sweet Torture.”
3. We have reason to believe that the actor in this still is Swedish actor Gunnar Bjornstrand, but aren’t certain.
SOLVED!: Yes, this is Gunnar and the film is “Trafaracken” (1966) also known under the title “The Sadist” or “The Coffin.”–Thank you Francesca!
4. For this particular still, we don’t know if it’s from a horror film or not. While there’s speculation that this might be some sort of vampire film or a “Jekyll/Hyde” adaption, others believe this might be simply a period piece or a still from an opera.
SOLVED!: This is actor Stephen Turner as he appeared in the 1970 Hammer film “Horror of Frankenstein.”
5. As with the some of the other photos here, the above may not be from a horror film, but perhaps from something more action-oriented.
SOLVED!: “Murder by Phone” (1982) (a.k.a. “Bells”).–Thank you, Andy H.
6. These creatures could be from a horror film, or perhaps even a children’s film, but its title remains a mystery.
THANKS TO ALL!