Friday, February 22, 2013
Photo Friday - 'Familiar Faces'
This is a sign that I drive by nearly every day. It is attached to Lee's Video Library in Anderson, Indiana. Lee's was a locally owned video store. They were another victim of the changing face of entertainment consumption here in the USA. They closed their doors in 2007/08 and the building is still for sale. I got worried that some other business would buy the property and tear down this hand-painted sign that has been there for as long as I can remember.
By my count, there are twenty-one characters featured on the sign.
Back in 2008, I posted this on Flickr and made a bit of a game of it, asking contacts to identify the characters, actors and films portrayed.
Collectively, I think we came up with most of them:
Approximately from left to right (top to bottom):
1. Sylvester Stallone; John J. Rambo; Rambo: First Blood Part II
2. Bela Lugosi; Count Dracula; Dracula
3. Clint Eastwood; The Man With No Name/"Joe"/"Blondie"; A Fistful of Dollars
4. Charles Bronson; Paul Kersey; Death Wish?
5. Clark Gable; Rhett Butler; Gone With The Wind
6. Charles Fleischer (voice); Roger Rabbit; Who Framed Roger Rabbit
7. Ray Bolger?; The Scarecrow?; The Wizard of Oz (1939)?
8. Elizabeth Taylor; Cleopatra; Cleopatra
9. Leonard Nimoy; Mr. Spock; Star Trek (various)
10. Humphrey Bogart; Charlie Allnut; The African Queen
11. Katharine Hepburn, Rose Sayer, The African Queen?
12. William Shatner, Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
13. Marilyn Monroe; The Girl; The Seven Year Itch?
14. Christopher Reeve; Superman; Superman (1978)
15. Charlie Chaplin; The Little Tramp; difficult to identify a specific film here -- there were so many with this exact character
16. John Wayne; very difficult to identify a specific character or film on this one.
17. Ginger Rogers; Dale Tremont; Top Hat
18. Fred Astaire, Jerry Travers, Top Hat
19. Robert Redford, The Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
20. Paul Newman, Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
21. Jack Haley; The Tin Woodsman; The Wizard of Oz (1939)