Friday, October 10, 2008

Mr. Denver Colorado

"Two Exhibitors From The West"
Nov. 21, 1935
Eddie Carrier
Mr. Denver Colo.
(written on the back of the photograph)

This is a photograph of my Grandfather, Edward Jesse Greene. I know he worked for MGM, I have yet to determine what exactly he did in Hollywood.

This photograph could have worked equally well for the Crowning Glory Edition of Smile For The Camera, but I saved it for Funny Bone, because it always makes me smile. The reason?

You might guess that it's the hat, and it does play a part, but I know something about my grandfather the casual observer doesn't. Jesse was a tiny man, five feet four inches tall and 90 lbs. on his best day. To the unknowing eye he looks six feet tall and he owes it all to that ten gallon hat jauntily tilted to one side.

So Mr. Denver Colorado, thank you for making me smile whenever I look at the tiny man in the ten gallon.



Blogger Judith Richards Shubert said...

What a fantastic picture! You're right, he does look six feet tall or maybe a little taller. He must be the one you got your flair from?

October 11, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


He did have flair, didn't he. But it is said I inherited his argumentative streak rather than his flair. He could argue/debate anything. Me too!

BTW I see your photo shows you wearing my favorite fashion accessory. Very nice!


October 11, 2008 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great photo, fM. But I also like the story. Reminds me of my Mom. She tells folks she's 5 feet tall. She's actually 4'11". In her working days she always wore the highest heels she could find. I don't know how she walked in the things. She thought she looked taller. I'd always tell her, "No, Momma, you still look like a short person in tall shoes."
Kathi M.

October 11, 2008 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


Love your come back - "No, Momma, you still look like a short person in tall shoes."

Fortunately I inherited the tall gene from my father. No tall shoes for me!


October 11, 2008 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Holly Timm said...

What a neat picture to have and post! Most of my family have, shall we say, very limited interest in the bits and pieces of our history but this prods me to dig out some of our interesting stuff and post about it.

Your blog is both beautiful and easy to read, not many blogs manage to do both.

October 12, 2008 at 12:02 PM  

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