Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ready for Their Close Up

Normadesmond needs your help (no, not with the gigolo floating face down in the pool). Over at his fascinating blog, The File on Esther Zidel, he has posted an extraordinary cache of vintage snapshots, taken by Ms. Zidel, an amateur papparazzo before the term had even been invented. Some subjects have been identified; others, such as the handsome lady above, remain swathed in mystery. Can you help Norma pinpoint these enigmas? Even if you remain stumped (as we sadly admit we are), you'll have a swell time looking at Esther's photographs and learning her story.


  1. When did Norma get a blog?

    I have a lot of catching up to do!

    wv: gobra
    I'm wearing one now!

  2. now, how did dinah shore do it? MMMWAH!

    thank you...darling.

  3. I want to say thats one or Dean Martins wives.. Betty McDonald or Jeannie Biegger.....