For Monday, we have a mysterious young man with a beard.
And for Tuesday, our mystery woman is having toast. Looks like she could use a warm-up on her coffee.
The Brain Trust truly showed its stuff with Monday’s mystery chap. Dewey Webb responded almost immediately with the mystery movie and mystery chap! He was followed by Michael Ryerson (mystery chap), Tim Doherty (mystery chap), Jenny M. (mystery chap), Barbara Klein (mystery chap), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and chap), Suzanne Annette Stone (mystery movie and chap, plus a brief plot summary), Candy C (mystery chap) and L.C. (mystery movie and chap).
For Wednesday, we have three not so mysterious ladies.
Please congratulate Jenny M (mystery woman and movie), Zabadu (mystery cast and movie), Barbara Klein (mystery woman and movie), and Dewey Webb (mystery woman).
And for Thursday, a mystery woman, with martini.
Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and cast), Don Danard (Wednesday Mystery Woman No. 1), Barbara Klein (Wednesday’s Mystery Women), Jenny M. (Wednesday’s Mystery Women), Gary Martin (Wednesday’s Mystery Women) and yes this is a movie not a TV show, Julie Merholz (mystery movie and cast), Roget-L.A. (mystery movie and cast) and Diane Ely (mystery movie and cast).
And for Friday, two people you might recognize…
Please congratulate Jenny M (Thursday’s mystery woman), Benito (mystery movie and cast), Barbara Klein (who wishes Thursday’s mystery woman a happy birthday) and Pat van Hartesveldt (Wednesday’s tall mystery woman on the left).
Yes, this is “Dear Heart,” starring the “Tomato from Altoona.” And I have had to listen to that Henry Mancini song all week and can’t get it out of my head.
Gary Martin writes:
In the summer of 1957 I had a busboy job at the Teller House Hotel, next door to the Opera House, in Central City Colorado. Every August the Opera House would present a touring Broadway show. That summer it was Separate Tables with Eric Portman, Gerry Page and Ann Shoemaker.
One night at a party I gathered up my courage and told Miss Page that I wanted to go to New York and become an actor, hoping that she would say “…oh, please, call me and I’ll help you get settled.” Instead she leaped up and cried out: “No! No! Don’t do that!”
Miss Shoemaker was a sweetheart and liked the fact that I gave her special attention in the dinning room.
Later that month there was a world premier in Denver for The 3:10 to Yuma …and a lot of public appearances all over the place. Glen Ford, Van Heflin, Richard, Jaekle and Leora Dana came up and had lunch with Eric and Gerry and Ann.
I was their busboy. I strode around the table for an hour or so acting as if I was not nervous. It must have been a great performance because none of them acknowledged having seen me.
And so here they are many years later …mystery guests …while I write my memoirs.