Guess What Year I Am!

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Undertow, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Amy Jeanne

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    I was gonna say 1946 for LM's pic. The pic above -- hmmm. Men are harder for me to date because I don't know the subtleties as well as I know women (like LM honing in on those eyebrows in my picture!) 1951?
     
  2. LizzieMaine

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    It looks to me like George Raft doing an impersonation of Buster Keaton, c. 1960.
     
  3. Amy Jeanne

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    Buster Keaton came to mind when I saw it (but I knew it wasn't him!) And I knew it was a movie star in his older years, but could not place his face!!!
     
  4. davidraphael

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    I think it might be earlier: early 50s? 51? 52?
     
  5. davidraphael

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    And here's one from me:
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  6. LizzieMaine

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    Young Buster Keaton doing an impersonation of Edna St. Vincent Millay, c. 1928?
     
  7. davidraphael

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    hah. I assure you I'm no master; a wild guess at best.


    Buster seems to be appearing in all these photos in one form another! ;)
    If my photo is of Buster you'd have to work out whether the picture was taken in the parlor, bedroom or bath...*

    *sneaky cryptic clue.
     
  8. LizzieMaine

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    Gad, it couldn't be Charlotte Greenwood?
     
  9. davidraphael

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    Nope. The subject is an unknown German secretary...but you're getting ever so close to the answer
     
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  10. LoveMyHats2

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    This has to be 1942, and perhaps the original Jake and Elwood.?
     
  11. dhermann1

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    People! This is getting chaotic here. Let's finish one before we go on to another, OK? But it's a fun idea. I have to do some digging into my pile of old pics.
     
  12. Quigley Brown

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    Might have been taken by a street photographer whom tourists paid to get a natural photo of them walking down the street in whatever city they were in.
     
  13. Undertow

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    Wow, that really had me off. I was looking at the lapels on the far left and the button stance - just didn't look anywhere near the 30's, 40's or 50's while the fellow in the DB had wide enough lapels to look 30's/40's or maybe early 50's. Nice picture!

    I'm wondering myself. Unfortunately, I have no history on the photograph beside the date. :(
     
  14. Lily Powers

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    Ok, based on this:
    Then this:
    And finally this:
    The photo was taken in 1931, when Charlotte Greenwood (as Polly Hathaway) was in "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath," a comedy with Buster Keaton (as Reginald Irving)! Ta Da!!
     
  15. Lily Powers

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    Since I'm pretty confident DavidRaphael's entry is solved, in what year do you think this was photographed? And where - US? Europe? Asia?

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  16. davidraphael

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    Yay, Lily Powers used her powers of deduction very successfully! :)
     
  17. Amy Jeanne

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    Charlotte Greenwood = Philly love <3!!!

    Another yearbook photo:

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    lol mine are so easy!!! lol


    Lily Powers = Hmm...I'll say your picture is 1935?? England. Just a guess! :)
     
  18. W-D Forties

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    I'd say 1938, the year most of the gasmasks were given out just after the Munich crisis. Place? Hmmmm Singapore? Doesn't look like mainland Europe.
     
  19. Lily Powers

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    I had a hard time just looking past the dresses and shoes. Close on the year and bit east of the locale.



    Ding! Lovely, smart and clever on year and place! ;)
     
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