Sunday, December 7, 2008

Guess Who's Playing Santa! (a little contest)

From the December 1963 Issue of Good Housekeeping, the tantalizing Miss Tammy Grimes and her eight St. Nicks.I'm particularly fond of Santa #7. Any guesses to whom these famous fellas might be?
The first reader to correctly identify all 8 guys gets an extra special prize.
Here's some clues: 
Number 1 is a Broadway Legend. 
Number 2 is very popular this time of the year. 
Number 3 is famous for playing a character that is mentioned throughout my blog. 
Number 4 was a comic genius. 
Numbers 5 & 6 are a couple of rats. 
Number 7 is still alive. 
Number 8 is probably best known by today's audiences in animated form. 
I'll publish the answers in a few days, or after I get a correct submission. The prize? Perhaps a home-made Dougsploitation Christmas cd featuring my top rare & unusual Christmas favorites! Happy guessing, kids!

7 comments:

Tom F. said...

my guesses....

Number 1 is a Broadway Legend.
Robert Morse?

Number 2 is very popular this time of the year.
Guy Lombardo?

Number 3 is famous for playing a character that is mentioned throughout my blog.
completely stumped

Number 4 was a comic genius.
Steve Allen

Numbers 5 & 6 are a couple of rats.
Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin

Number 7 is still alive.
Warren Beatty

Number 8 is probably best known by today's audiences in animated form.
Jimmy Durante

j.j. abrams said...

#1 Yul Brenner
#2 Bing Crosby
#3 Jim Backus
#4 Steve Allen
#5 Frank
#6 Dino
#7 Warren Beatty - fuckin' hot!!!
#8 Fred Astaire

Dark H. said...

The pics on your blog of guessing the santas, are, I think, Dean MArtin and Frank Sinatra, Warren Beatty, Jimmy Durante and I can't place the one with the glasses. The 3 with Tammy look like Buddy Hacket, Robert DeNiro and Mickey Rooney but I'm sure that's not right.

pat said...

number 1 - robert morse
number 2 - burl ives
number 3 - walt disney
number 4 - errnie kovacs
number 5 - dean & jerry
number 6 - dean & jerry
number 7 - warren beatty
number 8 - fred astaire

Anonymous said...

1 Tom Boslie
2 Guy Lombardo
3 Tony Randle
4 Jack Kluggmann
56 Frank Sinartra & Deen Marteen
7 Waren Bettie
8 Jimmie Turanty

todd said...

This is great fun. My educated guesses.

#1 -Ethel Merman
#2 - Andy Williams?
# 3 - Tony Randall
# 4 - Peter Sellers?
# 5 / 6 - Frank & Dean
# 7 - Shirley MacLaine's brother
# 8 - The Schnoz

Andrew Kane said...

my guesses...

Number 1 is a B'way legend : Zero Mostel
Number 2 is very popular around Xmas : Mitch Miller
Number 3 is mentioned throughout your blog : Tony Randall (Felix Unger)
Number 4 was a comic genius : Peter Sellers
Number 5 & 6 - Frank & Dean
Number 7 is still alive : Warren Beatty
Number 8 is animated : Jimmy Durante

How'd I do?