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Post by Michael » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:19 pm

LOL
How do you know what kind of pictures they are if you're such a lay-dee?

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Post by thetrixrabbit » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:58 pm

She possibly does look like the 1972 Scarlet.

As far as models go, I had emailed Drew Struzan several years ago about how he created his Clue portraits, and he said Hasbro had sent him very specific photos of models and what they wanted the portraits to look like. That was for both the 1992 & the Franklin Mint versions. He didn't have many liberties at all. The only real creative spark he contributed was the dog with the gun on the box cover. Hasbro had been firm that they didn't want any of the weapons on the cover (which seems stupid to me) but he added it in the most innocent way possible, and they allowed it to stay. 8)
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Post by TheWhitePawn » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:39 am

thetrixrabbit wrote:
That was for both the 1992 & the Franklin Mint versions.
Actually, Drew Struzan did the 1996 suspects, not the 1992. And the models that Hasbro sent him were taken from the Puzzle series. His drawing even retained most of the poses.
Was it Miss Scarlet with the Candlestick in the Ballroom? Yes... yes it was.

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Post by CluedoKid » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:55 am

True, but that only seems to work for Scarlet, Peacock and White. Perhaps Mustard with added mutton chops.

Green and Plum from the puzzles bear 0 resemblance to the 1996 characters.
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Post by TheWhitePawn » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:27 am

That's because they've been switched. 1996's Plum is the puzzle series' Green, and vice versa.

White's, Peacock's, Green's and Plum's facial expressions were all taken from "To Kill A Dying Man."

Scarlet's is from "Diamonds Can Be Deadly"

Mustard's is from "Merry Little Murder"
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Post by CluedoKid » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:04 am

Ah yes, that makes better sense. I never noticed that. I suppose Puzzle Plum's eyebrows are a dead give-away.
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Post by Depboy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:20 am

I dunno if i ever mentioned it, but i always think of this actress when i see the mrs peacock from the puzzle series. Her name is Tedde Moore and she played Ralphie's teacher in "A Christmas Story". Here's a pic comparison.

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Post by TheWhitePawn » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:47 am

Maybe she was the model in the Puzzle Series.
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Post by cluegirl104 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:55 am

Depboy wrote:I dunno if i ever mentioned it, but i always think of this actress when i see the mrs peacock from the puzzle series. Her name is Tedde Moore and she played Ralphie's teacher in "A Christmas Story". Here's a pic comparison.

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of yeah-i can see that! i love that movie!
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Post by Niteshade007 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:34 pm

Depboy wrote:I dunno if i ever mentioned it, but i always think of this actress when i see the mrs peacock from the puzzle series. Her name is Tedde Moore and she played Ralphie's teacher in "A Christmas Story". Here's a pic comparison.

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I don't know. If so, she got considerably better looking with age. I'm not sure when a Christmas Story was made, but I'm thinking 80's. And the puzzle series is from the 90's, so she lost a considerable amount of weight (unless it was a fat suit, which is possible).

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Post by cacums » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:07 pm

LOL I crack up everytime someone says 'fat suit' (inside joke w/ my brother)

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Post by Depboy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:56 pm

If you have any of the puzzles you can see how the woman portraying Mrs. Peacock looks "thicker" in some of the pictures. She goes from looking thin in "To Kill a Dying Man" to looking a little more like dear Miss Shields in "Death Foretold".

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Post by cluedude1 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:15 am

It was definitely the 70's version with live people. Check this picture out-- it's obvious. The eyes, high cheek bones, etc are dead on.

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/73765166 ... B75F48EF45

Michael, you should ask her about it! Ask her about her Clue cover experience! You could get her to autograph your game board. I'm sure she would be flattered to have a fan.
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Post by CluedoKid » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:06 am

I knew it!
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Post by cluedude1 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:54 am

Michael, are you going to talk to "Miss Scarlet"??? :D
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Post by Michael » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:22 pm

No, I can't bring myself to bother her... but her email is on their website for anybody else who wants to be so bold...
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Post by cacums » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:09 pm

This Picture reveals it all if i would have seen this one first i would have known imediatly it was 1973

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Post by Niteshade007 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:16 pm

Okay, I finally got up the nerve to e-mail her while I was at work early this morning. To my surprise, she responded! She seems like a lovely woman and took the time answer my questions (which sadly, weren't great, I was just surprised that she responded at all).

Here is how it happened. I clicked the link to her e-mail, and then was asked to put a subject. I put "General Inquiry," as I wasn't interested in buying or selling a home. I hoped she wouldn't be put off by this, and thankfully she wasn't.

Dear Mrs. Lipton,

My question isn't really about real estate. I heard that you were the model for Miss Scarlet in a Clue game. I am a Clue collector, and I was wondering if you wouldn't mind answering a few questions for myself and other fans who were interested.

Sincerely,
Andrew Musco



Hi Andrew,
I was the model for Miss Scarlet, forever a suspect!
I hope I can help you with any questions,

Regards,
Kedakai


Thank you so much for responding! I just have a few questions.

First, for which edition were you Miss Scarlet?
How did you get the opportunity to be Miss Scarlet?
Did you know any of the other models for suspects, and if so do you keep in touch still?
How did it feel to see yourself as a classic board game character?
Do you play Clue? If so, do you play as yourself?

I really appreciate this. I know you must be busy, so thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.


Hi Andrew,

The information I found on the Clue box which I still have is:
"Parker Brothers trademark for its Detective Game Equipment
Rules copyright 1979 Parker Brothers, Beverly, Mass 01915

My character of Ms Scarlet came from a modelling job, and unfortunately, I never kept in contact with the other members of the Clue cast. We had a fabulous day in an incredible mansion. I believe it was the Metropolitan Club, on Fifth Avenue. The picture of all the characters used on the original cover of the game box was taken in front of the massive fireplace in the library.

I have met such great friends who share my love of the game.

My best regards,
Kedakai


So we now know that there is ANOTHER Clue mansion, this time located in New York! Michael, do you know anything about this place?

As I said, she was incredibly nice and responded within a few hours from when I originally e-mailed her.

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Post by CluedoKid » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:28 pm

Good work and good questions!


Now I'm kicking myself for not taking that same initiative. :?
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Post by Michael » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:42 pm

That was interesting! The club is members only, so I don't think I'll be going in any time soon...

From the pictures I've found on the net, though, the fireplace in the library looks different than the one on the box.
How do you know what kind of pictures they are if you're such a lay-dee?

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