Friday, September 4, 2009

Large format.....what the hell??

Only one thing about this photo I am sure of........the man is a very young Warner Baxter. Just what the hell else is going on here (other than roasting marshmallows) I have no idea. There is no film code on the image and certainly if there was a snipe on the back it disappeared YEARS ago. If anyone knows any of the other players or if this still is from a movie, holla at yer boy!

Ian Elliot has AGAIN come to solve another mystery!:

Hi Louie. This would be on the set of Cecil B. DeMille's THE GOLDEN BED (1924), and I believe that's Irene Rich at the right, playing one Flora Lee Peake (I haven't seen this film). Robert Birchard describes the scene the ladies are costumed for:

The highlight of the film is the "candy ball", one of DeMille's most erotic sequences, with doting young men biting strategically placed marshmallows from the glittering gowns of Flora Lee's beautiful girlfriends....

4 comments:

Shrinky Inky said...

I'm pretty sure there's "smore" to this photo than we'll ever know. haha, i crack myself up.

Ian Elliot said...

Hi Louie. This would be on the set of Cecil B. DeMille's THE GOLDEN BED (1924), and I believe that's Irene Rich at the right, playing one Flora Lee Peake (I haven't seen this film). Robert Birchard describes the scene the ladies are costumed for:

The highlight of the film is the "candy ball", one of DeMille's most erotic sequences, with doting young men biting strategically placed marshmallows from the glittering gowns of Flora Lee's beautiful girlfriends....

Louie said...

Awesome! Thanks, Ian!!!!!

KING OF JAZZ said...

I actually saw THE GOLDEN BED in 1990 in Syracuse; the Candy Ball is the only sequence I remember from it! It's somewhat reminiscent of that other crazy costume ball that DeMille featured in MADAM SATAN.