Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mystery Contest

Ready, Set, Go!

61 comments:

  1. I have not idea who she is, but I love this photo. It looks like a portrait photo, but the pose is atypical for a portrait. She shows mucho moxie.

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  2. Ray,
    Your entry is not correct.
    PJM

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  3. +JMJ+

    Mary Pickford?

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  4. +JMJ+

    Wsit a minute. Visitor Appreciation Week. Someone's Momma?
    Yours?

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  5. My guess would be Allison Wilkes if this were a current photograph from Houston. Otherwise, I have no idea.

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  6. Pardon me for the delay . . . I just fixed Mrs. PJM's toilet, which was not flushing due to a domestic disaster last week.

    Lizbette and Mathan entries were not corrct.

    PJM

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  7. Tiny Tim's sister!

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  8. Is it Fanny Brice?

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  9. How about - a very young Margaret Hamilton??

    PJM- please fill us in on your "Domestic Disaster."

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  10. PJM:

    "Nope" to which question - margaret hamilton or the domestic disaster?

    or both?

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  11. Smartgirl,
    Nope on your contest entry. Perhaps I will try and relate my recent domestic disaster in tomorrow's post.
    PJM

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  12. Could it be Annie Oakley?

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  13. Carmine Miranda without hat or makeup.

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  14. From my first look this A.M. I thought: an old time actress doing Charlotte Corday, the French assassin of Marat. That's why I speculated on Bernhardt (incorrectly). One last stab: is it the first actress (1914) to play Corday in the movies: Constance Crawley?

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  15. Dan and Donna are both incorrect.
    PJM

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  16. Mary Garden?? Running out of ideas here... looks like we might need to start congratulating you!

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  17. Margarita Fischer and if that's wrong, how about Lizzie Evans?

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  18. Well then, I give. Hope you get another win!

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  19. Not Marie Curie.

    I am going to bed now, so I will check in the morning, and will declare myself the winner if no one gets it by in the morning.

    Ha!

    PJM

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  20. If not your mother, is this a relative? Yours or another contributor's?

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  21. Its 8:00 AM, Contest is Closed,

    I WIN!!!!!!

    The person is Annie Russell (1884-1936), actress who played in the play Mice and Men

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  22. This was a tough one! If you Google Annie Russell you will find many pictures of her, all more flattering than this one.

    There is always next week.....

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  23. ARGHHHHH!!!

    I spent HOURS yesterday looking at photos and bios of Victorian and Edwardian actresses, and her name NEVER came up.

    My husband kept asking me what I was doing. He thinks I have an online boyfriend.

    Haha

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  24. Ah, "SmartGirl 1953" I feel your pain! For several contests I had the same experience of spending a lot of time without success. A couple of weeks ago I found my solution: When the mystery photo is a formal portrait without contemporary context other than the person's clothing, I close my browser, step away from the computer, and then check back the next day or so. My Saturdays (and mental health) have been far more productive since then!

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