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Monday, October 24, 2011

Blasto from MY Pasto


Back in February of last year, when I was working through my collection of MGM snapshots, I did a post that included this photo. Once the guesses were in, I surmised that this might be Madge Blake, but as I wrote back then, I wasn't very sure. Turns out I was right about my uncertainty. Just turned on the television, which was tuned to TCM (what else?). At that very moment, I saw this woman on the screen! Yes, I shrieked. The film was, "The Yellow Cab Man" starring Red Skelton. I zoomed to imdb.com to check out the cast and an answer still eludes me. It could be someone named Edith Leslie, she was credited as "Big Woman." I could find no photo of Edith online, though I haven't given it much effort.


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  1. Looks like Red Skelton to me. I'd recognize those oversized cankles anywhere.

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  2. Never liked Madge Blake ever.

    (word verification liker)

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  3. All I could find. If they are correct she is born 1904. Maybe you can find other photographs/stills from the films on the list. I am not good in identifying people.

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  4. btw, I can not enlarge the photo, so can not look myself - does she wear a veil, or was the photograph manipulated?

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  5. peenee: hell-o darling, so nice of you pop in.

    david: didn't mean to upset you.

    mago: thank you doll! i'm gonna check out some books.

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  6. Crap. What is happening to my comments!

    I said "How do we go from a street address of 44 to 68"

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  7. cookie, you are absolutely right! why that is some fucked up shit!

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  8. Could she be related to "Amanda Leslie" the gal from "Bates Motel"? Just youtube the phenomenal Gay Carrington on You Tube and you'll see the greatest movie performance ever!
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  9. I'm waiting for Corgi puppies to appear from behind that door.

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  10. Boy she certainly is a big woman though huh?

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