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PostSubject: Carnivale Quiz   Sun 31 Jan 2016, 21:22

Carnival is upon us, with its masks, masques, disguises and dressing-up.



This is just a quick and very easy one ... but who are all these people?

And note it's the person behind the mask, make-up and costume we're after, not the person they might be dressed up to represent. And you'll need to decide whether the picture is from two, twenty or two hundred years ago etc.

I won't post up the names next to the pictures just yet to allow for any late arrivals who might want to have a go themselves, but so far every suggestion has been correct (well I did say it was easy).

So now just waiting for numbers 11 and 12.

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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 04:13

1. Grace Kelly
4. Agamemnon
17. Prince Charles
18. Frank Sinatra
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 08:59

2. has to be Richard "Ringo" Starkey - the only man it seems who looks even more like himself when he dons a mask.

10. Can't see any mask there but the photo is a famous one - Edward Windsor after having landed his crate on the aircraft carrier Courageous. A relation of mine was one of those lost when that ship was torpedoed and sunk very shortly after the outbreak of war. The sinking was also one of those "officially never happened" events during WWII when the Royal Navy used an Irish port - namely when the Irish allowed the Collingworth to dock and unload survivors and corpses from the attack, I believe it was in Dunmore East.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 09:39

4 Yes, Schliemann's 'The face of Agamemnon' but he was wrong (again). I can't recall the details just that it's older and unidentified I think.

3 - Our own dear queen?

20. - Liz Taylor?

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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 11:58

Number 13, a face with warts and all, ergo O. Cromwell.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 12:12

Number 8, looks like Twiggy.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 12:18

All correct so far (I did say it was easy).

I won't post up the names next to the pictures just let to allow for any late arrivals who might want to try it themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 12:48

Is 9. Mia Farrow?
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 12:50

19 - Alexandra Feodorovna?
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 13:23

7. Napoleon Bonaparte

6. Kaiser Bill, the poncy little swine ... (without his batman)
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 14:21

Yup still all correct so far,

While princess Lillibet took the part of Aladdin, Kaiser Bill dressed up as Frederick Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg. Meanwhile at the Tsar and Tsarina's 1903 costume ball, the theme was Ivan the Terrible ... complete with original gowns, jewels, tiaras, swords etc all taken from the State Museum, and not just for themselves but for all the other guests too. It's a bit like going to a party as 'Gloriana, the Virgin Queen', having borrowed one of Elizabth's original pearl-studded gowns from the V&A museum and sundry crown jewels from the Tower of London.


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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 14:39

14 Audrey Hepburn
15 Louis XIV
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 14:48

16. is Zorro. Really, it is! At least as Antonio Banderas portrayed him.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 18:23

Thank you for the quiz - even if I have been of line for a bit

No5. Bardot? Using the pout for my guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 19:45

No. 5 is indeed Brigitte Bardot, well done.

... so only 11 and 12 to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 21:12

Is No. 11 El Greco?
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 23:26

11. ......or Ivan the Terrible, even.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Tue 02 Feb 2016, 08:36

11 ... no, he's neither the Greek nor the terrible Russian.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Tue 02 Feb 2016, 13:09

Don't know any answers, but masks would make an interesting thread. Haven't masks as old as 9,000 years been found?

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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Tue 02 Feb 2016, 13:51

I get 11, now, I think. It's that dance where the costumes caught fire and some twirps died, isn't it? In which case that's the king being rescued by the lassie on the right.

Without searching further (I know you wrote a very good post about this incident ages ago) I'll plump for a Charles but forget the number. Sorry.

EDIT: 12 is an author but I can't remember his name. Is it Gore Vidal or one of that lot?
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Tue 02 Feb 2016, 15:06

No. 11 is indeed King Charles VI of France in his slghtly singed woodwose costume pictured just at the point when the Bal des Ardents really hotted up!

No. 12 is "one of that lot", he's actually the host of the famous Black and White Masked Ball, from which I used several other pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Tue 02 Feb 2016, 15:30

Well then, it surely must be Truman Capote. How annoyed he would have been to be mistaken for Gore Vidal.

And thanks for this, MM, as well as your cooking contributions. They're a refuge for the likes of me when daunted by some of the other threads.
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PostSubject: Re: Carnivale Quiz   Tue 02 Feb 2016, 16:02

No 12 ... Truman Capote it is.

Thanks for all your kind comments, although instead of posting stuff here I should really have been phoning the bank, working on my b&b's website, redecorating a couple of rooms, repairing the fence etc .... but diddling around here is sooo much more interesting. Rolling Eyes
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