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Photo Blog #21: More Lingering Mysteries

It is #21 in the Library of Congress’s movie mystery still blog.  As we did last month, this time we are reposting a few stills that are still in search of a solution.

As always, “clicking” on any of the images below will increase them in size so that they are easier to see.  Please offer up any suggestions or answers in the “Comments” section below.  As these photos are–hopefully–identified, we will update this blog accordingly.  Thanks again.

1.  We’ve had various guesses for this young lady including Carrie Fisher but, so far, nothing confirmed.

SOLVED:  This is actress Wendy Phillips.

2.  In pencil on the back of this still, it is written “The Apprentice with Mr. McGrath” which makes us think that man in the photo is long-time actor Paul McGrath but we haven’t been able to confirm that or anything else.  (By the way, a date is also stamped on the back of the photo; it reads:  “Jul 31 1968.”)

SOLVED:  The woman with the camera is local Syracuse, NY, actress Dorothy Singleton.

3.  Lots of guesses for this guy too but, so far, nothing solid.

SOLVED:  Ivica Pajer!–Thank you to “Maciste.”

4.  Hopefully someone can let us know who this trio is collectively or individually.  Are they a rock group?  A dance troupe?  Bear in mind that this photo might be international in origin.

SOLVED:  This is a 1998 production of “Cabaret” done by LA’s West Coast Ensemble, from left:  Brian Sturzenacker, Dean Regan, Ty Donaldson

5.  This shot is quite distinctive and we believe it was shot in the San Fran subway system.  But, beyond that, we don’t know.

SOLVED:  This is a publicity shot for stage production titled “The Great Air Robbery.”  It was staged by the San Francisco Mime Troupe in 1974.   The actress is Andrea Snow.  The background is the SF 24th/Mission BART station.  Many worked to solved this major mystery.  Thank you to:  Scott, Mike, Kevin Lee, Loren, the San Francisco Film Office, the “San Francisco Gate,” KTVU, Alicia, the San Francisco Public Library and the City of San Francisco.

6. We’ve got several shots of this young actress (we assume) but don’t know who she is.

SOLVED!:  Dancer and dance teacher Marianne Politte.

7.  About a million guesses so far for this lady but nothing we are certain of.  (The photographer of this image is Peter Perri, or so it says in the lower corner.)

SOLVED!:  This is actress Fran Carlon.

8.  Is this for a horror film?  An opera?  We thought it might be of actor Michael Constatine but Mr. Constatine says no.  So who is it?

SOLVED!:  This is Stephen Turner as he appeared in the 1970 Hammer film “Horror of Frankenstein.”

9.  We assume a silent film actress but we have yet to be able to confirm who she is.

UPDATE:  Dorothy Mathews?

10.  We think that that’s the same young man in both photos above.  But we don’t know who he is or who his friend is either.

SOLVED!:  This is from the “Hallmark Hall of Fame:  Aftermath” (1991).

11.  Maybe an actor of stage and/or screen?  But we don’t know his name.

SOLVED:  This is late LA-based businessman Richard E. Lewis.

12.  This lady looks like Suzy Mandel but Ms. Mandel says it’s not her.  We are open to suggestions.

SOLVED!:  This is actress Marta Brennan.

13. We don’t know this sepia-toned man yet but we are open to suggestions.

SOLVED:  Charles Brabin.

14.  We’ve had a couple of guesses on this lady who has taken a tumble in the snow but nothing for sure.

15.  And one more.  This one will be hard as he’s got the glasses on but we are ever hopeful.

SOLVED:  Don Terry

To see our previous some other photos which might not have been solved yet, please click on the links below.

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!)

Photo Blog #19:  Potpourri (1 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #20:  Lingering Mysteries



  1. Nate Emery
    October 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

    #1 Jamie Gertz (actress)

  2. Nate Emery
    October 18, 2017 at 8:31 am

    #10 James Woods (actor)

  3. RCH
    October 18, 2017 at 8:54 am

    The team at LOC is always so thorough, but I that I would mention just in case: Do you run the unknown images through Google’s new Vision AI photo recognition to check for any clues or results?
    It might also be a suggestion to reach out to the Google Vision Cloud team to see if the two organizations can benefit from processing and learning the images (I believe the AI learns the more it is used).
    Just a suggestion to help. Great work as always!

  4. David L Rattigan
    October 18, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Is #3 Christopher Atkins?

  5. Oz
    October 18, 2017 at 9:06 am

    #1 I’m getting a Marianna Hill vibe.

  6. Paula
    October 18, 2017 at 9:08 am

    #1 looks like a young Stephanie Zimbalist.

  7. Gandy
    October 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

    #7 looks awfully similar to Australian-American stage and screen actress Coral Browne.She also had the distinction of being Mrs. Vincent Price.

  8. MAL
    October 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    #3 – James Macarthur?

  9. Lou JUdson
    October 18, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Just a note: San Francisco does not have a subway system. Just a couple of streetcar tunnels…

  10. Maciste
    October 18, 2017 at 10:46 am

    No 3 is Ivica Pajer

  11. Dave Honsinger
    October 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Number 15 looks like it could be a young Richard Harris.

  12. Beth Graham
    October 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Number 3 looks like James MacArthur

  13. The Dude
    October 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    #15 looks more like Richard Kind

  14. Kristine Krueger
    October 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I’m afraid that no. 1 is not Jamie Gertz and that James Woods isn’t depicted in any of the photos. I agree that the guy on the right in no. 10 is the same guy in both photos (weird sentence but you get the point). No. 7 isn’t Coral Browne. I wonder if the young lady in no. 6 might also have been a teen model. Sorry, I wish I had a positive ID for someone.

  15. Mary Mallory
    October 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    #13 looks like silent/sound actor George Magrill.

  16. Will
    October 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I don’t know who it is but I think 11 and 13 is the same guy.

  17. Leoni
    October 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    #9 Diana Lewis (later Diana Powell, William Powell’s wife) at the beginning of her career? Also, I wouldn’t assume that this lady is an actress from silent era, her hair looks way more 1930s to me.

  18. Will
    October 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Number 2, looks like Paul McGrath to me. Look at Pendulum on YouTube from 1969. He plays Senator Cole and shows up briefly in the first couple minutes. I didn’t watch the whole movie. But what I saw was an exact match. Your picture could be from an unsold pilot. IMDB doesn’t list those unless they aired.

  19. Josh
    October 18, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    1 sure looks like Connie Britton.

  20. SJ
    October 18, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Are photos 1 and 2 from the same folder? 1 looks a lot like Kathleen Dabney and 2 is possibly from a tv movie she was in called This Town Will Never Be the Same Again. It also starred Paul McGrath. The black actress might be Diana Sands?

  21. Corey
    October 18, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    #1 young Dana Delany?

  22. Bill
    October 18, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    #13 looks like baseball player Honus Wagner.

  23. Iflickerflicker
    October 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm


    I swear this man was a tv presenter or host of some sort. I see him talking to the the audience when I remember him…

  24. Lostonpolk
    October 19, 2017 at 10:07 am

    #5 – Definitely a San Francisco BART station, either 16th Street or 24th Street.

    As for the lady, Anne Bancroft?

  25. olivier
    October 27, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Agree with Bill for #13, he’s really look alike Honus Wagner

  26. David L Rattigan
    November 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    A Google Image search for Ivica Pajer reveals no. 3 is definitely NOT him.

  27. Jul
    November 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    #15 might be Rick Moranis

  28. Sam Shaw
    March 26, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    #4 looks like the comedy troupe Culture Clash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_Clash_(performance_troupe)

  29. C
    April 19, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    #6 – model Daria Werbory?

  30. C
    April 23, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    12. Jill Haworth?

  31. C
    April 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    11. Bert Convy?

  32. Marc
    July 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    #8 looks very much like Lionel Stander.

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