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  1. #1
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    Old Hollywood BNG Part One

    Dice: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/reso...s/dice/six.htm

    Look below before you write anything in the blanks

    It is 1934. Your name is (Your name) and you come from a small, quiet town near (Birthplace). Your parents are Mr. and Mrs. (FNs and LNs) and you have (roll the dice) siblings, (their names). Out of all your siblings you have always been the most dramatic and the most striking with your large (color) eyes and shiny (color) curls. You love putting on plays for your family with your siblings and one day your favorite aunt (her name) tells you that you have the face for show biz and that inspires you. You decide then that you want to be a professional actress like your favorite starlet, (actress).

    Your name: You choose fn and mn, Surname comes from: http://nameberry.com/list/358/Surname-Names

    Birthplace? (roll)
    1. Boston, Massachusetts
    2. Wichita, Kansas
    3. Limerick, Ireland
    4. Charlotte, North Carolina
    5. San Francisco, California
    6. London, England

    Parents: first names and middle names come from http://nameberry.com/list/454/Victorian-Names

    Siblings: Roll the dice for number of siblings then roll for genders (even= boy, odd=girl). Ages are your choice. You can even roll for hair and eye color if you like.
    Boys: FNs are formal names for these: http://nameberry.com/list/221/Nicknames-for-Boys . MNs are your choice
    Girls: FNs come from http://nameberry.com/list/248/Old-Lady-Names . MNs are your choice


    Eye Color?
    1. Blue
    2. Brown
    3. Green
    4. Violet
    5. Hazel
    6. You have heterochromia. Roll a color for each eye. If you roll double just roll again. If you roll six again that eye is brown

    Hair Color?
    1. Blonde
    2. Brown
    3. Red
    4. Black
    5. Auburn
    6. Your choice

    Aunt: Name comes from http://nameberry.com/list/349/Heroine-Names

    Favorite Actress?
    If you have blonde hair............ Jean Harlow
    If you have brown hair............. Bette Davis
    If you have red hair................. Katharine Hepburn
    If you have black hair...............Vivien Leigh
    Other.................................... Greta Garbo

    You turn sixteen in on (Date), 1935. Your Aunt (her name) asks you what your birthday wish is and you tell her all about your dream to become a movie star and how afraid you are it will never come true. She tells you to keep wishing and a week later surprises you with two tickets to Hollywood!

    Your birthday?
    1. September 18th
    2. February 8th
    3. December 24th
    4. August 29th
    5. October 17th
    6. Your own birthday

    As it turns out, your aunt has a childhood friend who works as a secretary for MGM. Your aunt sent her a picture of you and her friend showed it to a casting director who was very impressed. She managed to snag you an audition for the following week.

    What movie is it for?
    1. A cute little movie starring Shirley Temple
    2. A musical....hope you can sing!
    3. A historical piece set in the Victorian Age
    4. A romance movie
    5. A murder mystery film
    6. A comedy starring Clark Gable

    The casting director adores you and you nail the audition. You sign a two-year contract with MGM that afternoon and you spend six months staying at your aunt's friends house in Los Angeles filming your first movie. It premieres another six months later and is a huge success. And the best part is America is now in love with Miss (your name) from (birthplace!)

    Part Two coming soon. List your childhood family here if you like with ages, descriptions, etc.
    Last edited by violetgray; November 12th, 2012 at 06:19 PM.
    Violet Gray
    Sad name-obsessed teenager and aspiring writer

  2. #3
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    It is 1934. Your name is Virginia Rose Brady and you come from a small, quiet town near Boston, MA. Your parents are Mr. and Mrs. Keagan Brooks Brady & Marley Anderson Brady and you have 4 siblings, Adelaide Pearl "Addie" Brady, Clara Millicent Brady, Ruth Josephine Brady, & Elsie Winifred Brady. Out of all your siblings you have always been the most dramatic and the most striking with your large green eyes and shiny red curls. You love putting on plays for your family with your siblings and one day your favorite aunt Louisa Florence Clark tells you that you have the face for show biz and that inspires you. You decide then that you want to be a professional actress like your favorite starlet, Katharine Hepburn.

    You turn sixteen on September 18, 1935. Your Aunt Louisa asks you what your birthday wish is and you tell her all about your dream to become a movie star and how afraid you are it will never come true. She tells you to keep wishing and a week later surprises you with two tickets to Hollywood!

    As it turns out, your aunt has a childhood friend who works as a secretary for MGM. Your aunt sent her a picture of you and her friend showed it to a casting director who was very impressed. She managed to snag you an audition for the following week.

    What movie is it for?
    6. A comedy starring Clark Gable

    The casting director adores you and you nail the audition. You sign a two-year contract with MGM that afternoon and you spend six months staying at your aunt's friends house in Los Angeles filming your first movie. It premieres another six months later and is a huge success. And the best part is America is now in love with Miss Virginia from Boston!


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    Uh...on the movie thing, you forgot #4! But this was really fun! Can't wait to do part 2!
    Eva ♡
    teenberry, dancer, book lover, tv obsesser, and musical theatre geek

    Georgia | Rose | Penelope | Eleanor | Eliza | Jane | Maya | Juliette | Claire
    Jack | Theodore | Tobias | August | Caspar | Felix | Finn

  3. #5
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    It is 1934. Your name is Genevieve Amelia Huxley and you come from a small, quiet town near Wichita, Kansas. Your parents are Mr. and Mrs. Frazier and Tierney Huxley and you have Six siblings, Millicent Jane, Archibald Ross, Theodore Leslie, William Stanley, Dorthea May, and Barnaby Arthur.. Out of all your siblings you have always been the most dramatic and the most striking with your large green and brown eyes and shiny blonde curls. You love putting on plays for your family with your siblings and one day your favorite aunt Rosa tells you that you have the face for show biz and that inspires you. You decide then that you want to be a professional actress like your favorite starlet, Jean Harlow.

    You turn sixteen in on August 29, 1935. Your Aunt Rosa asks you what your birthday wish is and you tell her all about your dream to become a movie star and how afraid you are it will never come true. She tells you to keep wishing and a week later surprises you with two tickets to Hollywood!

    As it turns out, your aunt has a childhood friend who works as a secretary for MGM. Your aunt sent her a picture of you and her friend showed it to a casting director who was very impressed. She managed to snag you an audition for the following week. It's for a historical piece set in the Victorian Age.

    The casting director adores you and you nail the audition. You sign a two-year contract with MGM that afternoon and you spend six months staying at your aunt's friends house in Los Angeles filming your first movie. It premieres another six months later and is a huge success. And the best part is America is now in love with Miss Genevieve from Wichita, Kansas!

  4. #7
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    It is 1934. Your name is Matilda Jocelyn *Tilly* O'Brien and you come from a small, quiet town near Boston, Massachusetts. Your parents are Mr. and Mrs. Grady Brooks and Marley Ellison O'Brien and you have 4 siblings, Judson David O'Brien, Hazel Elizabeth O'Brien, Antonia Beatrice *Annie*O'Brien, and Clara Catherine *CC* O'Brien. Out of all your siblings you have always been the most dramatic and the most striking with your large blue eyes and shiny brown curls. You love putting on plays for your family with your siblings and one day your favorite aunt Emma tells you that you have the face for show biz and that inspires you. You decide then that you want to be a professional actress like your favorite starlet, Bette Davis.

    You turn sixteen in on August 29th, 1935. Your Aunt Emma asks you what your birthday wish is and you tell her all about your dream to become a movie star and how afraid you are it will never come true. She tells you to keep wishing and a week later surprises you with two tickets to Hollywood!

    As it turns out, your aunt has a childhood friend who works as a secretary for MGM. Your aunt sent her a picture of you and her friend showed it to a casting director who was very impressed. She managed to snag you an audition for the following week.

    What movie is it for?
    A comedy starring Clark Gable

    The casting director adores you and you nail the audition. You sign a two-year contract with MGM that afternoon and you spend six months staying at your aunt's friends house in Los Angeles filming your first movie. It premieres another six months later and is a huge success. And the best part is America is now in love with Miss Tilly from Boston.

  5. #9
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    It is 1934. Your name is Edith "Edie" Belle Connelly and you come from a small, quiet town near Charlotte, North Carloina. Your parents are Mr. Carran Huxley Connelly and Delaney Blaine Connelly and you have 2 siblings, Dashiell "Dash" Louis & Walter "Walt" Emerson . Out of all your siblings you have always been the most dramatic and the most striking with your large blue eyes and shiny brown curls. You love putting on plays for your family with your siblings and one day your favorite aunt Isadora tells you that you have the face for show biz and that inspires you. You decide then that you want to be a professional actress like your favorite starlet, Bette Davis.

    You turn sixteen in on August 29th, 1935. Your Aunt Isadora asks you what your birthday wish is and you tell her all about your dream to become a movie star and how afraid you are it will never come true. She tells you to keep wishing and a week later surprises you with two tickets to Hollywood!



    As it turns out, your aunt has a childhood friend who works as a secretary for MGM. Your aunt sent her a picture of you and her friend showed it to a casting director who was very impressed. She managed to snag you an audition for the following week.

    What movie is it for?
    6. A comedy starring Clark Gable

    The casting director adores you and you nail the audition. You sign a two-year contract with MGM that afternoon and you spend six months staying at your aunt's friends house in Los Angeles filming your first movie. It premieres another six months later and is a huge success. And the best part is America is now in love with Miss Edie Belle Connelly from Charlotte, North Carolina!

    Names:
    Edith "Edie" Belle Connelly
    Carran Huxley Connelly
    Delany Blaine Connelly
    Dashiell "Dash" Connelly (17 years old)
    Walter "Walt" Emerson Connelly (15 years old)
    Isadora Rumer Connelly (aunt)

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