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Movie Star Mystery Photo

October 30, 2009 |  9:00 am


Oct. 26, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Josephine Dunn in an undated photo


Update: This is actress Josephine Dunn (1906-1983). The Times evidently didn’t publish an obituary on her.

Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday ... or on Saturday if I have a hard time picking only five pictures; sometimes it's difficult to choose. 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 reward is bragging rights. 

The answer to last week's mystery star: Owen Crump

Oct. 27, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

July 15, 1927: The Definite Frock – Gardenias and shimmering black satin – that combination which has never failed in chic – go to make up the frock, work at will, for either afternoon or street, by Josephine Dunn, Paramount player.


Here’s another picture of our mystery woman. Please congratulate Mike Hawks for identifying her!

Oct. 28, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Jan. 2, 1929: Pathe presents “Red Hot Rhythm” with Alan Hale. This is Josephine Dunn and Walter O’Keefe.

Oct. 29, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Ever since Josephine Dunn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer player, appeared in Al Jolson’s picture she has been asked where her rainbow scarf is – which fits her like a glove. Now she has blossomed out in one which shows a net background and glittering sequins showing the lovely shades found in the rainbow.

Here’s another photo of our mystery woman. Please congratulate Mary Mallory and Megan for identifying her!

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Los Angeles Times file photo

June 26, 1931: Josephine Dunn
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