Guess who?

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Guess who?

Post by Kitty » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:20 pm

I thought it would be fun to post this picture from a magazine (not sure which one) found on mediahistoryproject.org.
Guess who's who from their baby picture! I have answers, too.
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Re: Guess who?

Post by donnie » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:39 am

Boy, most of those faces look vaguely familiar, but I'm not sure I can identify a single one. I'm going to guess Richard Barthelmess for the No. 12 - ?

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Re: Guess who?

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:54 am

I think you are right about #12 Donnie.

This is extremely hard and I have to get out and water stuff!!!

#7 looks like Bette Davis to me, but Bette is too young and not a "silent star". But I am almost pretty sure #5 is Gloria Swanson.

#1 might be Clara Bow
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Re: Guess who?

Post by Kitty » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:30 am

Yes, #12 is Richard Barthelmess!

I thought #1 was Clara Bow, too, but it isn't.
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Re: Guess who?

Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:24 pm

Do you guys want me to keep this open a little while longer before I post the answers? I didn't want to post them if you wanted to continue with the challenge! :)
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Guess who?

Post by donnie » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:13 pm

I took another look at them--I don't think I can identify any more. But I have a feeling I will hate myself. :) I agree with Mrs D on Swanson for 5.

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Re: Guess who?

Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:17 pm

Ok, here are the answers! This really was a hard one. I'll admit that I didn't even recognize one or two names! I have tried to figure out which magazine this came from, but I haven't yet.
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Re: Guess who?

Post by donnie » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:23 pm

The only one I see I should have gotten is Blanche Sweet—it's obvious when you look at her closely. Bebe Daniels still looks more like Clara Bow in that photo, I think. And yes, there were at couple of names I didn't recognize there, either, and one or two more I know of but am not that familiar with.

That was a fun post. I like looking at pictures of famous people at an early age and trying to figure out who they are. Sometimes it's not easy even when they are older.

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Re: Guess who?

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:59 am

Crikey that was brutal! and #5 is a boy baby...sheeesh!

I've never even heard of House Peters, which is no surprise because I don't know nearly as many Silents Stars as you guys do.

This was fun even though I suck big time.
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Re: Guess who?

Post by Kitty » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:47 am

I'm glad you all liked it! Yes, it was difficult. Thank you for playing along!!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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