Friday, January 19, 2007


Betcha didn't know I knew Charlie chaplin and Clark Gable!

These pics were taken in LA back in the late 80's or early 90's. I was there for The Special Event convention, staying at the Hotel Westin Bonaventure.

We were taken on a tour of Universal Studios, and that is where I "met" Charlie. He was uncannily like the real thing.


"Clark" came to one of our gala events, and made the rounds, taking photos with all the women (and few of the men) . When we boarded a chartered bus at the hotel, on our way to one of the
off-premise events, Marilyn Monroe was on our bus, and she entertained us during the trip by singing songs from "Some Like it Hot".

There were many celebrity look-alikes hired for this convention, but these are all I can remember now. I think that is a very good job to have, if you look like someone famous.
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25 comments:

rampant bicycle said...

That stroller is marvelous...I love old photos. :)

I shall be fascinated by those playbills behind the young man for hours, I think. The one on the right must be for a movie, as I see the telltale beginning of "A Paramount Picture"...but what could it be for? All we can see is "Com____ Ce____" clearly...and that there were a lot of men in the picture. I see a Theo(dore?) and a Richard and a Rob and a Charles...Perhaps it's a period piece, too, judging by the carriages the people are driving.

On the left...the (something) Exposition and 4-H Fair. Kanatha? Hanatha? Hmm. Where could it be...

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I love your series of older photos, Kenju. You were a cute kid and a real babe with Charlie and Clarke. And that's good advice for people leaving blogs--say goodbye. When you said Arethusa was gone for good I was afraid you meant dead. I've had a few friends who close a blog and open another one judiciously because of the cuckoos who sometimes comment.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Again...I LOVE these pictures...You look adorable in your stroller and your cousin P is a beautiful girl....That boy in those knickers---that looks like the 30's doesn't it?
And Charlie & Clark and you....DELIGHTFUL, my dear!

claude said...

Hey, Judy you sure looked good as a child as well as when you were photographed with Clark Gable ;)
I should go and rummage my old photos, but I am so lazy!

Anonymous said...

Who are those two guys with Judy??

Beverly said...

Oh, Judy, I love the picture of you in the stroller. I don't think I had one. I have my rocking chair from when I was a little girl, about the only thing.

We could have played together if we had lived closer together.

Anonymous said...

Once again I have really enjoyed seeing your photos. It really is a fascinating way to look back at years gone by.

The celebrity look-a-loke thing sounds like it was fun.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The top picture with the car is really good; a fine picture of a lost time.

Michele sent me this way.

Anonymous said...

Michele sent me back to look at your lovely pics again.

Karen said...

Good morning, Judy! Such cute photos that you're sharing with us! You are very photogenic - lucky you!

Michele sent me today. Hope you're having a great day.

Anonymous said...

Love the tricycle Judy. The pics are fun to scroll through and you look so happy!

Mitey Mite said...

Fantastic pictures! Michele sent me to see them.

Windfall Woman said...

Mmmmmmm Clark Gable.

rosemary said...

all I can say is....
Judy, Judy, Judy!!!

Seamus said...

Wonderful!!!!

Chaplin looks so real - amazing! :)

The eyeball pic is creepy!!!

Alan G said...

Well I am determined to figure out that playbill to the left of the unknown boy. I think it may say...

"Coming Soon
Cecil B. DeMille's....."


and of course on the bottom I am sure it says...

"a Paramount Studios production" or something along those lines.

Obviously there are horses involved since you can see some on the playbill. Was there a date written on the back of the photo by any chance?

I briefly thought it might be "For Whom The Bells Toll" which was a 1943 production but don't really think so. There are some pieces of names there but none of them seem to be big name stars.

Oh well....who doesn't like a good challange.

Raggedy said...

What a wonderful stoller!
I just love all these old photos!
Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with us.

Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

srp said...

I too, love that old stroller.

And Miss Judy, you look like a movie star yourself in these photos... Marilyn couldn't hold a candle to you.

Anonymous said...

my son would have loved that stroller....i've never seen one like that before.

Alan G said...

It could be "Cleopatra"

Those may be horses and chariots in the upper left-hand corner of the playbill.

That movie came out in 1934 starring Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra.

Shephard said...

Uncanny. And what a lot of fun.
Coincidentally, it was during the 80's that B & I first went to Universal Studios as well. I remember seeing Ricky & Lucy and James Dean,and of course, Laurel & Hardy. :) Fun post!

~S

utenzi said...

Oh, very nice. You should post more pictures of yourself, Judy. Serious eye candy.

PI said...

Lovely photos of you Judy,

Jamie Dawn said...

Little Miss Kenju looks so cute!!

You are so pretty! You outshine Charlie and Clark!!

sage said...

You look very happy! I don't know if I'd want to play someone else, my daughter always gets people asking if she's Dakota Fanning and she gets annoyed.