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Movieland Mystery Photo

June 5, 2010 |  8:45 am



     May 31, 2010, Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo 
 
Update: As most people realized, our mystery guest is Hollywood nightclub owner Earl Carroll, who died in 1948 plane crash. In the above photo, he’s the young fellow with Elbert Hubbard (sorry, folks, he’s not Will Geer) in a photo dated May 27, 1915. Carroll’s famous nightclub on Sunset Boulevard is now the Nickelodeon building.
 
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 is Marian Carr!

There’s a new photograph on the jump!

 
June 1, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Earl Carroll in a photo dated Oct. 18, 1927.

Here’s Tuesday’s picture of our mystery guest!

June 2, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Earl Carroll and Beryl Wallace in a photo dated June 23, 1937.

For Wednesday, our mystery guest has a mystery companion.

June 3, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Earl Carroll, Minerva Chancellor and Dick Remy in a photo dated Feb. 5, 1942.

For Thursday, our mystery guest has two mystery companions and what is no doubt a lively libation.

June 4, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo


Update: Earl Carroll celebrates his birthday, Sept. 17, 1945.

Here’s Friday’s photo, which shouldn’t be much of a mystery….

June 5, 2010, Mystery Photo
Photograph by Gordon Wallace / Los Angeles Times

Life-size arrangements of the “candlelight girls” and Earl Carroll’s famous trademark, prepared for the funeral of Earl Carroll, June 28, 1948.  Services for Beryl Wallace, who died with Carroll in a plane crash, were conducted June 22, 1948. They were cremated and their ashes placed at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park.


Earl Carroll Forest Lawn Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times

Earl Carroll's monument at Forest Lawn.




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