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Movie Star Mystery Photo

January 22, 2010 |  9:00 am



  
  Jan. 18, 2010, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: This week’s mystery star is Sally Eilers, shown in a photo dated Dec. 14, 1929.



Jan. 7, 1978, Sally Eilers

Jan. 7, 1978: Sally Eilers dies at the age of 69.  In case you’re wondering, I don’t intentionally have a Hoot Gibson theme going—It just worked out that way.
 
 
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: John Carroll!

Jan. 19, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo
 
Update: Sally Eilers and Hugh Trevor in “Dry Martini.”

Here’s a photo of our mystery woman with a mystery companion. Please congratulate Agnieszka, Steven Bibb and Mary Mallory for identifying her!

Jan. 20, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Sally Eilers in a photo dated March 26, 1937, possibly from “We Have Our Moments.”

Here’s another photo of our mystery woman. Please congratulate Lee Ann Bailey for identifying her!

Jan. 21, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Sally Eilers returns to the screen in “Stage to Tucson in a photo dated Feb. 11, 1951.

Here’s another photo of our mystery woman. Please congratulate Mike Hawks for identifying her – and Tuesday’s mystery companion! 
 
Jan. 22, 2010, Mystery Photo
Photograph by Bill Beebe / Los Angeles Times 

Sally Eilers in a photo dated Nov. 9, 1962, during her divorce from TV director Hollingsworth Morse.
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