The good people at the Library of Congress have more mystery stills to identify and they are hoping that you, dear readers, will be able to assist. I think you’re the best in the west at this sort of thing, so let’s give this a try!
Here are the ground rules:
- Throw out wild guesses! Even if it is not the answer, your guess may inspire someone else.
- You can either leave a comment on my site or trip on over to the Library of Congress blog and leave your comment there.
- Have fun!
Feel free to visit our previous still identification post to see if you can solve the mysteries contained therein. (Dun-dun-DUUUUN!!!)
(Oh, and the header image is William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes.)
(I am numbering the stills this time for easy reference.)
#1 A Tiffany-Stahl Production?
The number on the still indicates it may be a Tiffany-Stahl production. Tiffany was an independent concern initially founded to produce Mae Murray films but they also featured other name brand actors of the silent era. A good number of the films were incinerated at MGM during the sound era. (Grumble, grumble.)
The fashions look mid-1920s to me, if that’s any help.
UPDATE: I think the young woman in the balcony is Eve Southern, who made pictures at Tiffany during the silent era. What do you think? The jawline and eye shape match.
#2 Not Patsy Cline
#3 Mystery Dancer
#4 Arabian Nights/Orientalist Fantasy
This looks to me like it is a still shot for one of those gloriously cheesy Arabian Nights flicks that were so big in the 1940s-1950s.
#5 Swimsuit Shots
#6 Almost a Wardrobe Malfunction
Some people are saying this is Marilyn Monroe. I don’t think so as the face is totally different and Marilyn had nicer legs. (Sorry, mystery lady.)
Thanks so much to Cary O’Dell for inviting us to join the mystery still fun!