|Advertising slide for Movie Star Dance (April 28, 1917)|
Through diligent research (meaning that I asked my good friend David Kiehn) we have confirmed identification for 4/6 of the cameos. I'm kicking myself for missing one that I should have recognized immediately, but the others would definitely have taken some digging.
Have you figured them out yet?
Still scratching your head?
The year 1917 was just the beginning for these four, all went on to long and successful careers in film, and even television for two of them.
I'm stalling now, giving you time to think.
Seriously, you don't recognize any of them?
How about a list of their most recents films at the time of the dance?
- Susie, The Sleuth (April 16, 1917) [Vitagraph]
- Sleeping Fires (April 15, 1917) [Famous Players]
- The Hawk (April 23, 1917) [Vitagraph]
- God's Man (April 1917) [Frohman Amusement]
The four stars identified thus far are: Pauline Frederick (top right), Antonio Moreno (bottom left), Edward Earle (bottom middle) and Earle Williams (bottom right).
And now the fun really begins! ...who are the other two? ...the women at the top left and center?
Solve the mystery by entering your answer as a comment below.
Please hurry, I'm dying to know.
UPDATE: December 11, 2011
(top center in slide)
(top left in slide)
The dance held in the Baltimore Lyric Theatre and was apparently quite the affair, including a "grand march" that preceded the festivities. Other participating stars not included in this slide were: Ethel Clayton, Anita Stewart, Carlyle Blackwell, Thomas Meighan, and Robert Warwick.
Undoubtedly a good time was had by all.
|Moving Picture World, April 21, 1917, page 406|