Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mini Pop Quiz: Brats R Us

Recently, a television series dedicated to movie memorabilia attempted to unearth some significant cinematic props and in the process unearthed a couple of performers who most of us know, but who we haven't seen in eons! They are best known to us as particularly unruly children.

1. Up first is this salt 'n pepper daddy with the pretty eyes. Despite being a key part of a blockbuster movie, the guy was scarcely ever seen again on screen afterwards. He did pop up for a nanosecond when the movie was remade several years ago, but has otherwise had only one TV/movie acting credit.

2. Conversely, this lady has been working almost non-stop since her rather unforget- table debut film, but nearly always in her homeland (i.e. - not the USA!) Residents of her country will likewise have an easier time guessing her identity than the rest of you.

I'll be back soon with the answers! Poseidon.


Well, that was quick!  I tried to be vague about the clues, but it wasn't enough for our sharp reader James Munn.

Harvey Stephens was Damien in The Omen (1976), a whopping success that led to sequels and a remake (in which he played a reporter.) The TV series Hollywood Treasure (2010) had an auction house trying to track down the famed red tricycle he rode (with which he memorably knocked his mother off a step ladder and over a bannister!) As it turned out, he still owns the bike, but let's his own son ride it and, as a result, chose not to part with it.

Julie Dawn Cole, of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), played Veruca Salt, one of the most astonish- ingly bratty, demanding and indulged children ever to hit a movie screen. The folks from Hollywood Treasure were in contact with her for an actual "Golden Ticket" from the movie and she did have one, which was put up for sale at auction.

Thanks for playing!


James Munn said...

It took me a while, but the guy is Harvey Stephens from The Omen (1976) and the lady is Julie Dawn Cole from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). What do I win? Don't say "self-satisfaction." xoxoxo

Gingerguy said...

Forget the golden ticket, I want to know what she did what that fierce coat and hat! As a kid watching the movie I was more Augustus Gloomp, but I thought she was the last word in spoiled little girl glamour. I love this post!