Monday, August 27, 2012

Cooking Her Goose (1929)

I found this photo on eBay a few weeks back and I was stumped, I don’t recall seeing Natalie Moorhead in a movie with Nydia Westman(another one of my favorites), what could this be from?  I could barely make out the writing on the back, but I figured it said Cooking Her Goose, so I looked it up and found it was a play by the Duffy Players in San Francisco in 1929.  Then I looked it up on eBay and to my amazement I found this program from the play, and in the program there is a little paragraph about Natalie.  It says she has been in a few pictures, so this means she was still acting on the stage while in Hollywood, I wonder how much stage work she did after arriving in Hollywood? 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Could this be her family?

I saw this photo on eBay, sadly I didn’t purchase it, but the caption only said it was Natalie Moorhead and W. S. Van Dyke from the set of the Thin Man.  That’s great, but who are the other people, could the other two women be Natalie’s mother and sister?  Who else would they be, Natalie wasn’t even close to a major star to pose with famous visitors to the set, she didn’t even have a big part in the film, so why pose for a photo unless it is her family?   So many questions, so few answers.