<h1 class="page">COUNTER SPACE BLOG</h1> <div id="main" class="blog_post"> <div id="header"> Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen </div> <div id="cs_nav" class="blog_post"> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" class="introduction">Introduction</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_new_kitchen" class="the_new_kitchen">The New Kitchen</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_frankfurt_kitchen" class="the_frankfurt_kitchen">The Frankfurt Kitchen</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/visions_of_plenty" class="visions_of_plenty">Visions of Plenty</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/kitchen_sink_dramas" class="kitchen_sink_dramas">Kitchen Sink Dramas</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog" class="blog">Blog</a> <br class="clear" /> </div> <div id="content"> <div class="box voices blog-entry"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Mystery Film Still Contest!" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2010/10/06/mystery-film-still-contest" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="mystery-film-still-contest" id="mystery-film-still-contest"></a> <div class="date"> <small> October 6, 2010 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="/explore/inside_out/2010/10/06/mystery-film-still-contest">Mystery Film Still Contest!</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/aoconnor">Aidan O’Connor</a>, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div id="attachment_9353" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2403_001.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9353" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2403_001.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="463" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2403_001.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2403_001-300x237.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 1</p></div> <p>We are very lucky to have the resources and colleagues we do here at MoMA, but sometimes we need extra help. For example, our much-loved exhibition title, <em>Counter Space</em>—to give credit where credit is due—was provided by Architecture &amp; Design superfan Andrew Ashwood. Now we need YOUR help with another kitchen-y project&#8230;and why not add some fun by making it a contest?</p> <p><span id="more-9334"></span></p> <p>After a full day this summer spent exploring the impressive film still archive of our <a href="http://www.moma.org/explore/collection/film" target="_blank">Film Department</a>, we returned with a wonderful group of photographs, all set in kitchens. These are now on view in the exhibition in pre- and postwar slideshows, and a selection is also available <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" target="_blank">here</a>. They provide an excellent record of the important cinematic roles kitchens have played in every decade. In film as in real life, kitchens are memorable settings for scenes of coziness and chaos, sex and violence, schmaltz and slapstick. While we were able to sort many with the help of eager friends (thank you, Charles Silver and Liz + Deborah Weiss!), a handful of our photographs were unfortunately not identified, and remain mysteries.</p> <p>So here&#8217;s the <strong>CONTEST: </strong>Below are ten selected film stills that we really like but have stumped us; test your film whiz-ardry and <strong>submit your guesses by October 31 to </strong><strong>counterspace@moma.org</strong>. (Please include photo numbers; <strong>No. 1</strong> is above.) We will do our best to confirm, and the participant with the most correct answers will receive a <strong>prize</strong> from the <a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/StoreCatalogDisplay_-1_10001_10451_"><strong>MoMA Design Store</strong></a><strong>:</strong> a Folding Cutting Board designed by Mark Sanders. (Thank you to vendor Joseph Joseph.) Titles are most appreciated, but we will give partial credit for actors or other related information. Good luck!</p> <div id="attachment_9405" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2114_001.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9405" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2114_001.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="450" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2114_001.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2114_001-300x230.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 2</p></div> <div id="attachment_9407" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2386_0011.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9407" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2386_0011.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="454" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2386_0011.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2386_0011-300x232.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 3</p></div> <p><strong><strong><strong><br /> </strong></strong></strong></p> <div id="attachment_9409" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2388_0011.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9409" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2388_0011.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="450" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2388_0011.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2388_0011-300x230.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 4</p></div> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong><br /> </strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <div id="attachment_9410" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2391_001.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9410" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2391_001.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="741" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2391_001.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2391_001-237x300.jpg 237w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 5</p></div> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><br /> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <div id="attachment_9413" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2402_retouched.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9413" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2402_retouched.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="435" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2402_retouched.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2402_retouched-300x223.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 6</p></div> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><br /> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <div id="attachment_9415" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2394_001.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9415" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2394_001.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="442" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2394_001.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2394_001-300x226.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 7</p></div> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><br /> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <div id="attachment_9416" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2396_001.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9416" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2396_001.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="453" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 8</p></div> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><br /> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <div id="attachment_9417" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2398_001.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9417" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2398_001.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="441" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2398_001.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2398_001-300x226.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 9</p></div> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><br /> </strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <div id="attachment_9418" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2404_001.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-9418" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2404_001.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="763" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2404_001.jpg 643w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2404_001-230x300.jpg 230w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mystery Film Still No. 10</p></div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <span class="blog-tags featured-tags"> Tags: <span class="all-tags"> <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/film" title="Posts tagged film (341)">film</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/counter-space-design-and-the-modern-kitchen" title="Posts tagged Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen (20)">Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/kitchen" title="Posts tagged kitchen (9)">kitchen</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/contest" title="Posts tagged contest 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Charles Ruggles and Misha Auer<br /> 2. Alan Marshal<br /> 6.George Brent in dark coat<br /> 10. Clark Gable and Myrna Loy</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by florence klein</p> </div> <div id="comment10473" class="comment"> <a name="comment10473"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10473"><small>October 6, 2010, 6:49 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>No 9. John Dall, Peggy Cummins and Anabel Shaw in Gun Crazy (1949).</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by david silver</p> </div> <div id="comment10490" class="comment"> <a name="comment10490"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10490"><small>October 7, 2010, 1:21 a.m.</small></a></div> <p>Myrna Loy and Clark Gable sitting at the table.</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by alice rohr</p> </div> <div id="comment10497" class="comment"> <a name="comment10497"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10497"><small>October 7, 2010, 3:13 a.m.</small></a></div> <p>I believe #7 has Joan Blondell on the left, but not sure what film.</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by julia n</p> </div> <div id="comment10519" class="comment"> <a name="comment10519"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10519"><small>October 7, 2010, 11:30 a.m.</small></a></div> <p>wonderful&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;.</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by nirmal yadav</p> </div> <div id="comment10533" class="comment"> <a name="comment10533"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10533"><small>October 7, 2010, 6:28 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>Howdy,</p> <p> Old film fancier here from the Great White North.<br /> Not interested in winning a prize, but do like to help out.</p> <p>#1 is from &#8220;Service de Luxe&#8221; (1938)with Charles Ruggles (left) and Mischa Auer (right). First film for Vincent Price.</p> <p>#9 is from &#8220;Gun Crazy&#8221; (1950) with Peggy Cummins and John Dall and Anabel Shaw. Haven&#8217;t seen this flick for ages&#8230;</p> <p>#10 is from &#8220;Test Pilot&#8221; (1938) with Myrna Loy and Clark Gable.</p> <p>Working on the others, I am&#8230;</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by Randy M.</p> </div> <div id="comment10611" class="comment"> <a name="comment10611"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10611"><small>October 11, 2010, 3:12 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>That&#8217;s not Joan Blondell in #7, but the other two are Beryl Mercer and Una O&#8217;Connor, so it&#8217;s likely either CAVALCADE or CALL IT A DAY.</p> <p>The fellow in #5 might be Richard Dix.</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by mike schlesinger</p> </div> <div id="comment10658" class="comment"> <a name="comment10658"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10658"><small>October 12, 2010, 7:29 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>Hey Aidan,</p> <p> What does it say on the doll stand in Mystery Still #5?? On the kitchen counter next to the box&#8230;<br /> Use a magnifying glass and see if you can make it out from the still&#8230; May or may not be a clue&#8230;</p> <p> Sorta wondering if #6 is from &#8220;Cavalcade&#8221; and #7 from &#8220;Call It A Day&#8221;? But still working on it&#8230;</p> <p>Thanks,</p> <p>Randy</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by Randy M.</p> </div> <div id="comment10665" class="comment"> <a name="comment10665"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10665"><small>October 12, 2010, 10:36 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>In regard to photo number 5.</p> <p>Richard Dix and Jean Arthur in Warming Up &#8211; Paramount 1928</p> <p>I believe the doll was won by Richard Dix on the boardwalk by throwing baseballs. Warming up is a baseball movie.</p> <p>Glenn</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by Glenn</p> </div> <div id="comment10679" class="comment"> <a name="comment10679"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10679"><small>October 13, 2010, 6:17 a.m.</small></a></div> <p>A simple request:<br /> The exhibition looks swell, for sure, but as you know, lots of us dont come to NYC in person&#8230;<br /> How impossible would it be to post on to YouTube those fascinating FILMS which appear to part of the exhibition?<br /> Some are copyright, for sure, and probably thus unavailable but the others (including the commercial promotional films) should be available?<br /> How about it, hey<br /> Paul, Paris &amp; Sydney</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by paul paech</p> </div> <div id="comment10680" class="comment"> <a name="comment10680"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10680"><small>October 13, 2010, 6:32 a.m.</small></a></div> <p>I just sent in the correct answers for all ten. A few were a little difficult, but I figured them all out. And I am SURE of all of them. I&#8217;m tempted to post the answers here, or would the MoMA folks prefer to keep the contest going anyway?<br /> Hey, MoMA, you got any more you need identified?We&#8217;re ready for the next ten!<br /> By the way, hi Mike S. Nice to see you here!</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by Richard Finegan</p> </div> <div id="comment10693" class="comment"> <a name="comment10693"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment10693"><small>October 13, 2010, 7:13 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>Howdy,</p> <p>I posted this contest to the good people on the message board at TCM &#8211; Turner Classic Movies.</p> <p>I would suggest to Richard F. to keep things quiet answer-wise. And are you the same one who posted on the TCM message board?<br /> I live in Ontario, Canada and so don&#8217;t qualify and so I would appreciate it if you would email me privately at <a href="mailto:rmeingast@yahoo.com">rmeingast@yahoo.com</a> with the answers. I promise I won&#8217;t share.</p> <p>I figured out 3, but the others make my brain hurt. And I don&#8217;t want the prize, either.<br /> Just like to help. It&#8217;s sad so many old movie actors and films are forgotten today.</p> <p>My classic Hollywood film knowledge comes mostly from a TV program here in Ontario called<br /> &#8220;Saturday Night at the Movies&#8221; on TVOntario.<br /> It&#8217;s been around for 40 years and is much like TCM, showing old films with a program host and interviews of actors, producers, and directors involved in the films being shown.<br /> I grew up watching &#8220;SNAM&#8221; on Saturday nights.</p> <p>Anyway, please email me privately and thanks for helping MoMA and film lovers in general.</p> <p>And I&#8217;m sure MoMA has more movie stills to identify.</p> <p>Ciao.</p> <p>Randy M.<br /> Great White North (aka Canada)</p> <p class="byline gray-type">Posted by Randy Meingast</p> </div> <form id="commentform" method="post" action="http://moma.org/wp/inside_out/api?json=submit_comment" class="JS_CommentForm"> <input type="hidden" name="post_id" value="9334" /> <input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/mystery-film-still-contest#commentform" /> <h2>Leave a Comment</h2> <div id="add-comment" class="comment"> <div class="response hidden"></div> <div class="required float-right">* required information</div> <div class="name">Name<span class="red-type">*</span></div> <input name="name" type="text" size="22" id="name" value="" /> <br class="clear" /> <div class="name">E-mail address<span class="red-type">*</span></div> <input name="email" type="text" size="22" id="email" value="" /> <br class="clear" /> <!-- <div class="name">Follow up</div> <input name="" id="subscribe" type="checkbox" tabindex="5" /> <label for="subscribe">Notify me of further comments on this post</label> <br class="clear" />--> <div class="name">Your comments<span class="red-type">*</span></div> <textarea name="content" rows="7" cols="50" id="content"></textarea> <br class="clear" /> <div id="captcha"> <input name="captcha_challenge" type="hidden" value="79298" /> <div class="name">Spam check<span class="red-type">*</span></div> <div class="input"> <img alt="Cri_151170" longdesc="&lt;a href=&quot;http://moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=79298&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;OOF&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;. 1962 (reworked 1963). 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