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Unknown: 1937

Unknown: 1937

Unidentified man in an uncaptioned frame from a roll of 35mm film shot by Farm Security Administration photographer John Vachon in 1937. View full size.

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Today's Top 5

Hello Hollywood

If this kid has any kind of a voice at all, he has a career calling in Hollywoodland. I'm not Gay, but I must say, this dude is good lookin'! Wow!

Mystery men

Yeah, top guy has to be JV - check out that head of hair, looks like he has an advancing hairline. (I used to have hair- *sigh*) The bow tie guy looks somewhat like Truman Capote- until he smiles. And then there's Warren Beatty.

Quite a stellar lineup.

Mystery Man

Some nearby frames below. Top one taken in a mirror, probably JV himself. The holes, made with a paper punch, mean he didn't want prints made of these. There was a punch in the main pic too, which I managed to Photoshop out.

Whoever he is

I find the photo strangely sexy. I'm not entirely sure why!

Now, I think....

It may be a self portrait of Vachon.

Check out this link---

page 2

[Those are some great photos. But Vachon had a narrower face (below). - Dave]

I think...

it's Warren Beatty, Sr.

[I thought the same thing. 1937 is the year Warren was born. - Dave]

Mr. C

I was thinkin' more like Perry Como taking a break during a whirlwind tour with the Ted Weems Orchestra...


Whoever it is, he's handsome. :3


Brian Williams?

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