identify these photos??

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DickLindsay
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identify these photos??

Postby DickLindsay » Sun May 19, 2019 10:59 pm

Hello, I was wondering if you could help me identify these photos:

#1 and #2 I believe are two different silent screent actresses?
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#3 and #4 are set designs from a film directed by JACK CUMMINGS (accordingly to slate board)
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#5 I don't recognize this actor? anyone know?
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thanks so much!

Richard M Roberts
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Re: identify these photos??

Postby Richard M Roberts » Mon May 20, 2019 3:59 am

Well, number 5 is Paul Muni as Emile Zola, and I think the two set shots are for the 1930 Fox picture COMMON CLAY, and the director is Irving Cummings, who may have been filling in for Victor Fleming that day.

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Re: identify these photos??

Postby DickLindsay » Wed May 29, 2019 7:11 pm

an update regarding the SET DESIGN photographs, #3 and 4.

It has been suggested that these photographs are actually from the film Hollywood Cavalcade (1939); that film **WAS** directed by Irving Cummings and, "Common Clay" was the title of a fictitious film-within-a-film.

has anyone seen the film?

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Re: identify these photos??

Postby Richard M Roberts » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:49 am

DickLindsay wrote:an update regarding the SET DESIGN photographs, #3 and 4.

It has been suggested that these photographs are actually from the film Hollywood Cavalcade (1939); that film **WAS** directed by Irving Cummings and, "Common Clay" was the title of a fictitious film-within-a-film.

has anyone seen the film?



I finally found my copy of HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE and looked at it tonight, and yes, that is exactly what those stills are from, that is the courtroom set used in the made-up film-within-a-film titled COMMON CLAY. What is more interesting, and partially what fools one in those stills, is that the film and lighting equipment seen in the photos is part of the set, not the actual film and lighting equipment used to shoot HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE, and it is all period to the late 1920's, not the late 1930's when the film was made.

Hadn't seen HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE in decades, and frankly, I found it a much more interesting film than I did when I last saw it, they really did make an effort to keep reasonably accurate to the original period and history, and it's great just to see everyone else who shows up in it apart from Keaton, Turpin, Sennett, and the other billed cameos. I think my favorite scene I didn't remember is now Dave Morris going into the bakery to order 500 pies for the movie company. All in all, a pretty good tribute to silent filmmaking.

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Re: identify these photos??

Postby Chris Snowden » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:54 pm

#1 sure looks like Blanche Sweet and #2 could be the young Mae Busch... but I wouldn't bet money on either of these guesses!

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Re: identify these photos??

Postby William Ferry » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:36 pm

Could #2 be Norma Talmadge?


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