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'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« on: December 05, 2023, 02:04:58 PM »
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Welcome to our latest Spotlight gang!

I've split this off into a separate topic and added the above, numbered image to try and help keep things sorted in our minds.


As a fun distraction, can anyone here name the celebrities in the 'All-star Revival of the Bathtub Joke'?

To start you all off...
On the far left is I believe 01.  W.C. Fields ?.

Good luck!

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'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« on: December 05, 2023, 02:04:58 PM »

Offline darwination

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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2023, 12:11:22 PM »
Neat exhibit, Yoc!  I feel like I should know the actor next to W.C. Fields, but it's escaping me.

Big thanks to the Internet Archive scanners that have been pitching in on this important title as well.

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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2023, 06:54:56 PM »
I think the first guy with a derby is Buster Keaton, next is Charlie Chaplin & below Charlie might be Mickey Rooney.

The guy in the fur coat near the woman might be Mahatma Gandhi.


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Hi SS, thanks for chiming in!  I was hoping you might see this.  You were a great participant in our old Vintage Photos project.

No, I don't think #3 is Buster Keaton.  He only wore a pork-pie hat and was called 'Stone Face' for a reason. 
I agree of course with #4 being Charlie Chaplin.  Still well known to this day as the Little Tramp.
Below Charlie #5 I believe it is the newspaper strip star 'Skippy'.  Not a real person I know but check and you'll see that's his exact hat.
And I think we can all agree it's very likely #30 is Gandhi  but his 'hair shirt' does strike me as an odd choice.
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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2023, 03:59:01 PM »
First, big thanks to Darwination for sharing the Ballyhoo magazines.

More All Star Revival of the Bathroom Joke idents:

Far left: Not W.C. but I'm pretty sure it's then President Hebert Hoover, next might be Joe E. Brown but his mouth is often drawn wide open so it's atypical, may be former N.Y. Gov Al Smith, then Chaplin and Skippy, next is silent comic Ben Turpin, Maurice Chevalier and John D. Rockefeller, Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg the president of Germany, low and next to Hindenburg is comic Eddie Cantor followed by ex-pres. Calvin Coolidge and Happy Hooligan with tin can on head. Some others I recognize are: Rudy Vallee with chin hanging over tub edge, Will Rogers just behind Vallee, next is Benito Mussolini whose hand in salut is in front of comic Ed Wynn, and at the end just over Ghandi's shoulder is Abie the Agent.

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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2023, 08:39:48 PM »
Third could be Jimmy Durante, quite the schnozz.

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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2023, 10:07:50 AM »
Thanks Guys!
I hope Scott comes back.  I've added numbers to his guesses below.

I made a guess on#1 being W.C. Fields in my first post.  His nose doesn't look big enough so I expect that's wrong.  Hoover was president in 1933.  I looked at pictures of him on Google and I agree, it does look more like him than Fields.

#1 President Hebert Hoover
#2 ??
#3 N.Y. Gov Al Smith looks right to me after looking on Google as well.
#4 is clearly Chaplin
#5 is 'Skippy' (agreed)
#6 Ben Turpin (got him too)
#7 Maurice Chevalier
#8 John D. Rockefeller seems right again when I look him up.
#9 Leopold Stokowski, the conductor
#10 Thanks for naming Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg (so I don't have to type it all out again!)
#11 ??
#12 Eddie Cantor  (got him too)
#13 Adolphe Menjou
#14 President Calvin Coolidge
#15 Happy Hooligan with tin can on head
#16 Cab Calloway?
#17 ??
#18 ??
#19 ??
#20 Sigmund Freud
#21 Rudy Vallee
#22 Will Rogers
#23 Benito Mussolini ?  I guess I see it.
#24 ??
#25 King Edward VIII
#26 Ed Wynn  (I had him as well)
#27 King George V
#28 George Bernard Shaw
#29 Paul Whiteman bandleader
#30 Ghandi
#31 Abie the Agent (never heard of him but Google agrees)

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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2023, 12:39:05 PM »
Some new names to add...

#9 - Leopold Stokowski, the conductor
#14 - President Calvin Coolidge
#25 - Edward VIII
#27 - George V


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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2023, 03:52:41 PM »
#11 Leonid Trotsky?

#13 Salvador Dali?

#16 Cab Calloway?

#18 William Howard Taft?

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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2023, 07:29:27 PM »
Thanks A A.
I have my doubts on your guesses though.
#11 seems to focus on an oversized moustache.  Leonid Trotsky usually had a goatee and a nice bushy head of hair.
#13 seems too conservative for Dali who always had that crazy moustache. 
#16 Cab Calloway might be right.  I'll leave it a question mark on the list.
#18 William Howard Taft - he was dead two years or so by the time of the issue.  It's not impossible but I have doubts.

Thanks for chiming in!
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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2023, 01:26:24 AM »
Pretty sure #29 is bandleader  Paul Whiteman. He has the appropriate hairline, squinty eyes, pencil mustache, and double chin. Whiteman was a little fatter than that, though.

After looking at contemporary caricatures of Whiteman I'm sure this is he. Tried several times to link to an image but couldn't get it to work.

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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2023, 01:45:29 AM »
Could #13 be Adolphe Menjou :-/

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Re: 'Ballyoo Spotlight' Name the Celebrity Quiz
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2023, 08:25:09 AM »
Thanks Crash!
I think you are right about #29 being bandleader Paul Whiteman.
And Adolphe Menjou for #13 looks right too.

Well done!
-Yoc