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April 27,, 2009, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo


Update: This is George Dolenz, the father of "Monkees" star Micky Dolenz, in a publicity photo for "Vendetta."

Feb. 9, 1963, George Dolenz

Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday. To keep the mystery photo from getting lost in the other entries, I move it from Monday to Tuesday to Wednesday, etc., adding a photo every day.

I have to approve all comments, so if your guess is posted immediately, that means you're wrong. (And if a wrong guess has already been submitted by someone else, there's no point in submitting it again.) If you're right, you will have to wait until Friday. There's no need to submit your guess five times. Once is enough. The only prize is bragging rights. 

The answer to last week's photo: Norma Crane.

April 28, 2009, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Dolenz in "Vendetta."

Here's another photo of our mystery fellow. Please congratulate Don Danard for identifying him.

April 29, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo
 
Update: Dolenz and Faith Domergue in "Vendetta."

Here's a photo of our mystery guest and a mystery companion. Please congratulate Paul Cardinal for identifying him!

April 30, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Dolenz on "The Restless Gun," 1958.

Here's our mystery fellow with another firearm. Please congratulate R. Ahuna, Gregory Moore, Dru Duniway Michael Ryerson, Alexa Foreman, "Laura" fan Waldo Lydecker, Lee Ann Bailey, Cinnamon Carter, Cynthia Keillor and Anne Papineau for identifying him!
 
May 1, 2009, Mystery Photo

Dolenz, right, visits Jane Russell and Victor Mature on the set of "The Las Vegas Story."
 
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Comments (55)

Bill Travers

Missed seeing you yesterday; volunteered as author escort. It was a great time at a great place with great people

Gary Cooper?

Is he Mr. Dany Kaye

Victor French

Fred Graff

Don Adams

Frank Gorshin

Wesley Lau.

I'm gonna go with James Gregory--very early in his career.

Dan Futterman

Hume Cronyn?

Steven Hill

With that smirk? Bill O'Reilly!

Lloyd Nolan

John Garfield?

Charles Bickford

I'm actually more interested in the firearm our mystery man is holding.

The stock appears to have a Vincent profile, particularly at the butt. It has a cheek piece on the left side of the stock for a right handed shooter. However, there is a lock on the left side, which would be normal (although rare) for a left handed shooter.

There is a hint of a hammer spur on the right side and the piece appears to have two barrels. So, is this a over/under percussion shotgun or a rifle over shotgun? (probably the later, which would account for the very high front sight) Or just a strangely constructed rifle?

Is there a higher resolution photo available somewhere?

It is obviously a black powder, muzzle loading firearm of some type. Is there any more information with the photo, possibly even the movie(?) the still is from? (To be revealed Friday, of course!)

George Dolenz

(Apologies if this has posted more than one, got a Java error on first attempt)

I'm actually more interested in the firearm our mystery man is holding.

The stock appears to have a Vincent profile, particularly at the butt. It has a cheek piece on the left side of the stock for a right handed shooter. However, there is a lock on the left side, which would be normal (although rare) for a left handed shooter.

There is a hint of a hammer spur on the right side and the piece appears to have two barrels. So, is this a over/under percussion shotgun or a rifle over shotgun? (probably the later, which would account for the very high front sight) Or just a strangely constructed rifle?

Is there a higher resolution photo available somewhere?

It is obviously a black powder, muzzle loading firearm of some type. Is there any more information with the photo, possibly even the movie(?) the still is from? (To be revealed Friday, of course!)

Paul Mantee. Can it be?

Guy Madison

William Talman

Walter Matthau. Face and nose are too narrow but maybe?

Can this be a young James Gregory?

Shepperd Strudwick

 

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