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Monday, 8 December 2014

Name that Star (because I can't)

I was going through a couple of Photoplay Magazines and came across this picture. Perhaps I am overthinking things but is this really a picture of Una Merkel? It does say it’s her in the blurb but the image has no resemblance to the actress I know and love in several classic Precode films. I have added a few more Merkely pictures after. What does everyone else think?

The Questionable Merkel Portrait:
 

The Usual Merkel:




8 comments:

  1. I LOVE a good classic Hollywood mistery, but there is few I can tell about this picture. Is it Una? Probably not. Look at how different the eyes and eyebrows are! But, thinking about the movie "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back", you have two other options: Loretta Young (nah) or Lucille Ball. Which takes me to the fact that the movie is on YouTube... and now I want to watch it to solve the mistery!

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  2. Yup, that's definitely Una Merkel!

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  3. I agree with Vanessa, it's my baby, Una.

    Are you going through the Media History Digital Library: Fan Magazine Collection of Photoplays? That's a great site and it has actually inspired me to get some hardcopies. I now have Jan '25 (great profile of Marion Davies by Adela Rogers St John - even if abbreviated for space), Mar '26 and Nov '28.

    Randy

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  4. Please tell me you are all kidding. The image pictures Clara Bow, not Una Merkel.

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  5. It looks like Gladys George.

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  6. I think it is Una -- just a more somber photo.

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  7. It's definitely Una. Nose, lips...just a younger, more subdued version.

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  8. It's definitely Una. Nose, lips...just a younger, more subdued version.

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