Saturday, May 10, 2014
Saturday fun activity: Where (and who) IS this?
Computers, for all their magic, still have a hard time puzzling out a human face, something we humans do continually with speed and accuracy. I happened upon these two large, illuminated photographs in the public area of a well-known building while going about my business on Friday. Of course I instantly recognized the woman in the left as Marilyn Monroe. But—somewhat unsettling to me—I also recognized the couple on the right. At first doing so almost made me feel bad, the realization that I am of an age where I would immediately know who he was. There is a thin line between having historical knowledge at your fingertips and being a bore trafficking in trivia.
Which made me wonder if I was alone, being able to place this couple, or whether readers here would instantly recognize them as well. They should—he was once one of the most famous men in the world. And she, well, her dad was pretty famous. The question for today is in three parts: a)who is he?; b) who is she? and c) where is this tableau to be found? The first person to answer all three wins a Every Goddamn Day poster. Place your answers in the comments section below. Good luck.
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It's Charlie Chaplin & his daughter Geraldine.ReplyDelete
I'm going to take a wild guess that the photos are somewhere in the Merchandise Mart, since it's across the street from your office.
If I'm wrong at the location, at least I've given everyone else 2/3rds of the answer;)
19 minutes! Saturday fun isn't living up to its name.ReplyDelete
Except Clark St. didn't solve it. Three questions -- he only got one.ReplyDelete
Obviously Marilyn, Charlie and Geraldine. Those were instant no Brainerd for a woman of un certain âge. Where? I'm thinking either Wrigley Building or Tribune Tower.ReplyDelete
Not Geraldine, though that guess touches upon the problem Charlie had. As for your location guesses, one is correct. @Paul: 7:32 a.m. and no one has got it, completely. A reminder that thinking your right and being right are often two very different matters.ReplyDelete
Hey! You spelled "you're" wrong.Delete
Chaplin, Oona O'Neil, and Trib Tower?ReplyDelete
Charlie Chaplin, Oona O"Neil Chaplin (daughter of Eugene O"Neil) and the Wrigley Building. Geraldine did look very much like her mother. Barbara PalmerReplyDelete
OK, let's try ir twice: Charlie Chaplin, Oona O'Neil & the photos are in the Midway Airport terminal because all of them were photographed there while passing through.ReplyDelete
Charlie, Oona, photographed in Rahm and Sarah's romantic getaway?ReplyDelete
Robert Downey, Jr., Moira Kelly photographed at Twin AnchorsReplyDelete
Otto Preminger and Imogene Coca, photograph hanging at Billy Dec's jointReplyDelete
Fennis Dembo, Jayne Kennedy, Wright Junior College theatreReplyDelete
Dave Eggers, Marla Collins, pic at Gene and Georgetti'sReplyDelete
Thomas Wolfe, Mackenzie Phillips, hanging at Harry Caray's. Now, where to hang the poster?ReplyDelete
That's true, you're absolutely right.ReplyDelete
The only thing I remember about Geraldine is she played "Tonya" in "Dr. Zhivago".ReplyDelete
Flip Wilson, Tina Fey photo at Second CityReplyDelete
Charlie Chaplin, Oona, pic hanging at new Trump building. POSTER ME, NEIL!ReplyDelete
Yes! Congratulations to Michael Sopkin! Email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you your high quality, made-in-Nashville poster, suitable for framing. Thanks to the rest for trying, sort of. Sorry Alan -- love your movies! Better luck next time.ReplyDelete
Chaplin, Oona, Marshall Field's on State Street.ReplyDelete
Shoot, I was pretty sure that it was Millard Fillmore, accompanied by Rachel McAdams, strolling in the White City, hanging in the Steinberg Estate at San Simeon.ReplyDelete
I thought maybe it was the view from the ex-city comptroller's Pakistani jail cell. Heard he was singing that foreign land's national song with a briefcase full of Uncle Sam's cash...didn't you write that you "liked" the guy? And the comptroller/fugitive was born in the United States. Is pre-mediation a hyphenated word?ReplyDelete
The Art Gold
Damn, there are some funny people out there! "Aaron Gold" started it and people grabbed the ball. Thank you all for the yuks.ReplyDelete
It's not surprising that many confused Chaplin's wife (Oona) with his daughter given the age difference of well over several decades. She totally dedicated her life to him and her family and was apparently happy with the relationship and they had, I think, eight kids.ReplyDelete