Sunday, March 22, 2009

Competition II

This is the mother of which classic film actor?

Click on the picture for a better view. The mother and son resemble each other more than you could think... The picture is taken around 1895, about ten years before the actor I'm looking for was born.


The winner gets to decide which actor/actress/director or other film related person I will write about next. Good luck!

16 comments:

Matthew Coniam said...
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Matthew Coniam said...

Hi, only just discovered your fantastic site.
As you are a Marx Bros fan, may I humbly direct you towards The Marx Brothers Council of Britain - (www.marxcouncil.blogspot.com)...
Okay, plug over.
As for the actor...
how about Robert Donat?

Lolita said...

Matthew Coniam:
Welcome! Thank you for the tip (yeah, I adore the Marx bros!) - I will link to it from my site right away!

Good guess, but sorry: She's not the mother of Robert Donat!

Matthew Coniam said...

Damn! I really thought I had it! Is it just me or does she seriously look like him???

Lolita said...

Matthew Coniam:
I agree! But I think you will see the resemblance when you know the right answer...

Stellacomans said...

Best guess: Buddy Rogers?

Kate Gabrielle said...

James Stewart or William Bendix?

Lolita said...

Stellacomans:
Nope!

Kate Gabrielle:
Sorry!

I'll give you a clue though:
British born!

Matthew Coniam said...

Am I allowed another go?
How about Ray Milland?

Lolita said...

Matthew Coniam:
You can guess how many times you want!

I tell you - it is a very famous person! I've written about the guy several times.

Matthew Coniam said...

Cary Grant?

Lolita said...

RIGHT! Cary Grant is the right answer. The woman in the picture is Elsie Leach, Cary Grant's (Archibald Leach) mother.

Matthew: choose whomever you want me to do a post about!

Millie said...

Wow, Cary Grant was my first guess! But, I didn't want to say, because I won last time. Now I feel really smart (which I'm not...LOL).

Matthew Coniam said...

I nominate...
Rondo Hatton.
No, just kidding.
How about Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard or Linda Darnell? Take your pick...

Lolita said...

Millie:
You're too good at my competitions! You may try to win next time, I give you approval!

Matthew Coniam:
Well, then I'll pick Linda Darnell! I'll take a cigarette break, and then I'll get started!

Matthew Coniam said...

And I'll go watch Hangover Square and get in the mood.