Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pop Quiz: Celebrity Name Chain

I know that most of you run from these Pop Quizzes as if they were a gym bag filled with pipe bombs left in the aisle of a coliseum, but perhaps a few of you will enjoy this one! The object is to identify the people in the photos, then link their names together in a chain. (Sort of like the "Before and After" category on Wheel of Fortune if you're a "Wheel Watcher.") For example, the one here is a shot of Bob Hope and Hope Lange, thus the answer would be "Bob Hope Lange." I made sure the spellings are the same, too, for the crossover word. Some of these are easier than others, though if you can pick out one of the people, you're already half-way to the answer! If you're feeling generous, you might even congratulate me on making some of the photos in question complimentary to one another in some way although the people may not be related or have worked together at all (or even in the same general era.) Have fun, and if you're good boys and girls there may be a few extra pics within the answers!

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Bonus (a three-fer!)



Answers below......

1.
"Susan Howard Keel"
Howard Keel and Susan Howard did work together on the hot prime-time soap Dallas.

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"Ava Gardner McKay"
I think Ava Gardner would love to have sunk her teeth into some Gardner McKay, as would most of the free world...

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"Anne Shirley MacLaine"

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"Joan Leslie Nielsen"
Leslie Nielsen holds a special place in our hearts as Captain of the S.S. Poseidon in The Poseidon Adventure (1972.)

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"Leslie Howard Duff"

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"Dane Clark Gable"
Clark Gable was "The King" of Hollywood. These shirtless pics are from his hit films Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Mogambo (1953) and It Happened One Night (1934, for which he won an Oscar.) To me, he was never more handsome than in Red Dust (1932), though.

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"Cary Grant Withers" 
(If you don't know, 1930s & '40s actor Grant Withers was the first husband of 17 year-old, hot-to-trot Loretta Young, but it was annulled rather soon after.)

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"Mala Powers Boothe" 
(I tried to pretend that the connection with these pics is that his is from The Emerald Forest, 1985, and she's wearing emeralds! Ha! But I don't think they are...)

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"Susan St. James Spader"

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"Jill St. John Bromfield"
It's simply not possible to ever get too much John Bromfield while he was in his prime. That he was on this day, boating with our dear, late Tab Hunter.

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"Barbara Shelley Winters"
Shelley Winters crafted one of the most enduring (and immersive!) characterizations to ever affect a seven year-old boy, "Belle Rosen" in The Poseidon Adventure. We still aren't completely over it!

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"Christopher Lee Grant"
Christopher Lee and Lee Grant played sparring marrieds in one of my favorite movies, Airport '77 (1977.) Had this occurred in real life, she'd have been either Lee Lee or Lee Grant-Lee!

Bonus.
"David Brian Keith Andes!"
Hey, in his day Keith Andes was no slouch either, even in his alien makeup (and scanty costume) as a guest on Star Trek.


8 comments:

Gingerguy said...

what a fun idea. I only got three, #9, #11, #12. I was thinking the connection was that Lee and Christopher both did horror, to my shame I forgot about "Airport 77" which she is fabulous in (but I don't have to sell you on that movie). That Gardner McKay is a hot hunk, I never knew I had a fetish for pipe smoking ship Captains until I saw that photo. Is Grant Withers related to Jane? maybe by the same publicity department. Hollywood game night at your house would be a riot Poseidon.

Poseidon3 said...

Oh, I hope I wasn't confusing and causing extra work. What I meant by the pics being connected in some way may only be the pose, the color scheme or the props (like a chair.) And considering I only got really diligent about it around #5, maybe not even that! Thanks...!! Oh. I don't think Grant was any relation to Jane. He was the Grant who came to mind (WHY??), but now I think I ought to have used Grant Williams (of "The Incredibly Shrinking Man"!) I figured you would know most of the people in this! :-o

Gingerguy said...

I LOVE that I got Barbara Shelley. The Shelley Winters Poseidon picture almost made me choke on my lunch I was laughing so hard, that expression is priceless.

Forever1267 said...

I only got three, too. 4, 5, and 12.

I thought 10 was Tina Louise, but was sure that wasn't Louie Jourdan, and nothing else was working. (And also, WOW to him and Gardner McKay!!!)

Susan Howard! I should have recognized her! Name out of the 70's TV Movie past!

This was fun!

Shawn McGuire said...

How very creative. I’ve thought of this idea in my head once but never put it down on paper. And I admit I didn’t get any of them. I recognized Ava Gardner, Leslie Nielsen and Christopher Lee, but couldn’t come up with the names of anyone else, though most of them are familiar faces. I have terrible terrible name recognition. But it was fun to try. Thank you for putting it all together so cleverly.

Skippy Devereaux said...

Great game--got them all, some easier than others, but the only one to really stump me, but I got it finally, was #9. I thought it was pictures of Kristy McNichol and her brother Jimmy. Finally, my brain figured out who the actor was.

Poseidon3 said...

Forever1267, again, I must apologize for making these so hard. I forget that not everyone is as crazily obsessed with the old stars as I am. LOL I actually thought this might be too easy but for 3 or 4 of the names! Susan Howard has been on my radar lately because I bought the ENTIRE series "Petrocelli" in which she is defense attorney Barry Newman's caring wife/secretary. My mother always loved her on that show and I wanted to see what the fuss was about (and also check out the many guest stars/suspects!) She was indeed good on it.

Shawn, I wish I hadn't made it so tough on you. If/when I do it again, I'll try to be a little less obscure with the people. :-) Thanks for commenting that you liked it nonetheless.

Yay, Skippy! Good for you. :-)

Rick said...

Hi Poseidon,

As a longtime reader, I've been remiss in not commenting and saying a big "Thank You!" for your great blog. I love it.

I especially like your approach to homo-sexualizing men of the big screen and small: more's the pity we've had to wait (up to a hundred years)for it to happen. Quite often I see a long-forgotten fella here and just have to acknowledge that he indeed played a part in developing my sexuality...from a very young age. Maybe not role models per se, but an attractive man is an attractive man regardless of "right" reasons or "wrong".

Keep up the great work!

Rick - The Aberrant Homosexualist