The Trivia Hound


530. Egypt, 1937

DesiLinguist & Jim got #529!


Let's take a cruise.

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529. New York, 1937

DesiLinguist & Jim got #528!


In the late 1930s, it could be tricky to promote pro-union values without being labeled a Communist.


| posted by John, 7:41 AM | 4 comments |

528. England, 1937

DesiLinguist got #527!


He's a vet, but not of the Great War.




| posted by John, 2:53 PM | 4 comments |

527. California, 1937

Jim got #526!


No hints on this one quite yet!




| posted by John, 7:05 AM | 2 comments |

526. ???, 1937

Nora got #525!


Who's this?



| posted by John, 1:14 PM | 6 comments |

525. Paris, 1937

Jim's on a streak of three in a row! Will someone break it?


This gypsy is about to meet a young woman from England, who's actually a Russian who wants to go to America.

| posted by John, 7:43 AM | 3 comments |

New Jersey, 6 May 1937

Jim got #524!


At the risk of appearing morbid I'm including this archive video of the Hindenburg disaster. It's a silent film but you can get a feel for how massive this thing really was. Unfortunately it requires Quicktime, and it loads a little slowly.

Requires Quicktime
| posted by John, 3:34 PM | 0 comments |

524. May 1937

Jim got #523!


This Nazi officer seeks to stop a saboteur.


| posted by John, 3:27 PM | 4 comments |

523. New York, 1937

Jim got #522!


Who's this?

| posted by John, 8:11 AM | 2 comments |

522. New York, 1937

Nora got #521!


I think someone's about to get kicked in the face.

| posted by John, 1:59 PM | 2 comments |

521. Mississippi, 1937

Jim got #520!


We'll start the year off at the movies! Who'll be the first to recognize this handsome guy?


| posted by John, 10:58 AM | 5 comments |

Welcome to


Born this year: Dyan Cannon, Vanessa Redgrave, Tom Smothers, Mickey Gilly, Warren Beatty, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Ned Beatty, and Bill Cosby!
| posted by John, 10:28 AM | 2 comments |

520. U.S., 1936

Jim got #519!


The subject of yet another "Trial of the Century." (Are you keeping up with those?) His case will bounce around the courts until 1986, fifty years after his death.


| posted by John, 11:01 AM | 4 comments |

519. U.S., 1936

Amy got #518!


We're almost done with 1936!

| posted by John, 10:38 AM | 3 comments |

518. Germany, 1936

DesiLinguist got #517!


Who's the guy in the middle?

| posted by John, 12:26 PM | 2 comments |

517. Shanghai, 1936

Jim got #516!


It's rumored that Japan will invade Shanghai soon, but this ex-diplomat is too world-weary to concern himself with that. He plans to open his own business, and she's a part of that plan.


| posted by John, 7:42 AM | 2 comments |

516. Cornwall, 1936

Nora got #515!


Moving on to England...


| posted by John, 2:45 PM | 6 comments |

515. Harlem, 1936

Jim recognized #514!


Here's another rising star.


| posted by John, 10:41 AM | 7 comments |

514. New York, 1936

Jim got #513!


This shy young lady just recorded her first solo record.



| posted by John, 9:05 AM | 7 comments |

513. Spain, 1936

Jim got #512!


Spain is a bad place to be in 1936.


| posted by John, 3:56 PM | 3 comments |

512. Spain, 1936

Nora got #511! Special thanks to DesiLinguist & Jim.


Who is this?



| posted by John, 1:40 PM | 1 comments |

511. Alabama, 1936

Jim got #510!


Best friends.

| posted by John, 7:20 AM | 5 comments |

510. Peru, 1936

DesiLinguist got #509!


No guesses yet? Don't ignore him; you'll make him angry. He already looks kinda peeved.

| posted by John, 10:26 AM | 2 comments |

509. Chicago, 1936

GM got #508!


Our first stop is the Windy City.

| posted by John, 9:22 AM | 2 comments |

Welcome to


Born this year: Troy Donahue, Alan Alda, Burt Reynolds, Ursula Andress, Albert Finney, and Robert Redford.
| posted by John, 8:43 AM | 2 comments |

508. U.S., 1935

Amy got #507!


Next stop, 1936! Who's this?* (I'm taking off the Academy logo because I think that was in error)


| posted by John, 2:40 PM | 9 comments |

507. Alaska, Aug. 1935

DesiLinguist got #506! Desi knows Bogart films!


In memoriam.




| posted by John, 12:08 PM | 5 comments |

506. Florida, 1935

Jim got #505!


We're back, no thanks to Blogger! The Blogger photo upload is still broke so I'm resorting to a program called Hello until they get it fixed. I want my money back. Oh wait, this thing is free....



| posted by John, 6:37 PM | 2 comments |

505. Nuremberg, 1935

DesiLinguist, Mom & Nora got #504. (Group effort!)


I hesitated to include this one, but it's one of the most studied and influential films of the 1930s.


| posted by John, 4:12 PM | 3 comments |

504. Texas, 1935

Jim got #503!


This boarder became physically challenged during the Great War.


| posted by John, 8:17 AM | 6 comments |

503. Louisiana, 1935

Amy got #502! Thanks, Amy!


...and this is...


| posted by John, 10:39 AM | 3 comments |

502. Georgia, 1935

Nora, DesiLinguist & Jim got #501!


Not all tales from the deep South are about race.


| posted by John, 8:00 AM | 3 comments |

501. New York, 1935

Jim got #500!


Meanwhile, in the Big Apple...


| posted by John, 7:41 AM | 8 comments |

500. London, 1935

DesiLingust got #499!


Presenting the Trivia Hound's fabulous 500th film!



| posted by John, 1:31 PM | 2 comments |

499. Virginia, 1935

DesiLingust got #498!


An old man showed up with an unusual request one day at the plantation.


| posted by John, 7:16 AM | 2 comments |

498. India, 1935

Amy got #497!


We haven't been to India in a while.



| posted by John, 11:57 AM | 2 comments |

497. Brooklyn, 1935

Nora & Jim got 496!


This boy's parents are giving up on the American dream.


| posted by John, 7:43 AM | 2 comments |

496. Alabama, 1935

Jim got 495!


We're moving on now to 1935. Born this year: Elvis Presley, Bob Denver, Robert Conrad, Charles Grodin, Donald Sutherland, Peter Boyle. We'll begin in the deep South.




*The Trivia Hound may be on hiatus until Monday.
| posted by John, 12:13 PM | 3 comments |

495. U.S., 1934

Jim got #494!


...and this is...


| posted by John, 8:16 AM | 1 comments |

494. France, July 1934

Nora & Jim got #493!


In memoriam. This is...



| posted by John, 3:56 PM | 2 comments |