|Know Who's Who in This Cartoon and What Roles?!
|Please Let Maven Know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Maven can name some of these actors
and the parts
that they are portraying but not all.
Here are some new treats
that Maven has pulled together from some old files. . . .
Kay Linaker appeared in
some five Charlie Chan movies (Monte Carlo, Reno, Treasure Island, Murder Cruise and Rio) but
had a lot more going for her than considerable acting talent. She went on to co-write the screenplay to the 1958 version
of The Blob and to become a teacher (of acting, of course!) at Keene State College in New Hampshire. She was
kind enough to enlighten Maven on two subjects:
1. Harold Huber's so-fake French accent
in City in Darkness.
2. The suspicion that there was more to Dr.
Zodiac then most thought. The Zodiac character in Charlie Chan in Treasure Island (1939) was employed by two
different actors as a plot devise. . . . To avoid being a spoiler alert, suffice it to say that it was logistically
impossible for either actor to appear as Zodiac in certain scenes. Plus Maven recognized the voice that Zodiac used
was a third actor, Gerald Mohr.
Ms. Linaker's reputation in Hollywood
doesn't need Maven's help to embellish it but Maven salutes her memory as being as fine and gracious a person as she was an
Kay Linaker Letter
Kay Linaker on Harold Huber
Elena Verdugo wasn't your
run of the mill actress back in the day in Hollywood. Her family had owned considerable acerage way before motion pictures
came along . . . . Heck, the Verdugos were landed gentry before still photography was born!
She was kind enough to shed light
on the last Charlie Chan entry in the series proper, Sky Dragon. She was not only one of the players in the
movie . . . she starred in a television series with Roland Winters, the Chan in the aforementioned movie.
Maven hopes Ms. Verdugo is writing
either her autobiography or a history of Hollywood because she's another lady who seeems to have lots of stories to tell!
Elena Verdugo about Roland Winters
These are some autographes that Maven
has collected and wants to share with others!
So how well
do you know your actors in Hollywood? How many acting families can you remember? Can you remember all the members
of each family?
Frankly, Maven couldn't.
Check out this quizz
and then click for the answers at QUIZ ANSWERS!
DO YOU KNOW YOUR HOLLLYWOOD DYNASTIES?
ANNA MAY WONG
Okay, so Anna May Wong
was never in a Charlie Chan movie but can Chan fans anywhere discuss Charlie's movies and/or Asians in films WITHOUT Wong's
name coming up at some point?!
ANNA MAY WONG
makes Shirley MacLaine into a Japanese geisha, believe it or not, at
Shirley MacLaine as a Geisha according to Frank Westmore
BORIS KARLOFF: See
Also Peggy Moran Interview at INTERVIEWS