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Movieland Mystery Photo

    Aug. 23, 2010, Mystery Photo     

Los Angeles Times file photo 

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 or Saturday. There's no need to submit your guess five times. Once is enough. The only reward is bragging rights. 

Last week’s mystery guests were Raymond Hackett and Blanche Sweet.   The weekend mystery guests were Mary McIvor and William Desmond

There’s a new photo on the jump!

Aug. 24, 2010, Mystery Photo  
Los Angeles Times file photo 

For Tuesday, our mystery guest has a mystery companion. Almost everyone identified our mystery woman.  Please congratulate: Mary Mallory, Carmen, Jenny M., Lee Ann Thom and Megan, Eve (Oh, heavens ... I think everyone will know her!) Golden, Mike Hawks, Claire Lockhart, Dewey Webb, Anne Papineau, Barbara Klein, Periwinkle, Steve Stoliar, LC, Gregory Moore, Lynne Levine, Randy Skretvedt, Rick (Finally one I can get) Scott,  Angus, Mark Heimback-Nielsen, RJ, Cat (I'm so excited I never get these!) M, Stacia (This is like Everett Sloane week when dozens of us guess it on the first day, isn't it), Don Danard AND Alexa Foreman. Whew I think that's everybody.

Aug. 25, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo
For Wednesday, here’s another photo of our mystery gal with a (not very) mysterious companion. Please congratulate Herb Nichols, Julie Merholz, Gerald McCann, Kevin Kusinitz, La Peregrina and David Thompson for identifying her.

Aug. 26, 2010, Myswtery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Here’s our mystery woman with another mystery companion. Everybody recognized Wednesday’s mystery fellow.

Aug. 27, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

And for Friday, our mystery guest has another mystery companion!

Now then, I’ve been busy researching The Times bombing, so I haven’t given everybody proper credit. I think that by now nearly everyone has identified our mystery gal. Is there anyone who didn’t recognize Guy Kibbee from Wednesday? I don’t think so! (Unfortunately the movie isn’t identified on the back of the photo.) Mike Hawks recognized the movie in Thursday’s photo but not the mystery guest (he’s not identified on the back of the photo so I have no idea who he is).
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Comments (71)

Aline MacMahon. Gorgeous picture of her. This is like Everett Sloane week where dozens of us guess it on the first day, isn't it?

Agnes Moorehead

aline macmahon

Gloria Holden?

Aline Macmahon

Is today's mystery guest Frances Starr (Ms. MacMahon's co-star in "Five Star Final")?

Aline MacMahon

Looks like some Dame to me.

ZaZu Pitts?

Aline MacMahon

"Whew I think that's everybody."

Not every one yet. That is the late, great, Aline MacMahon . :)
(I'm always late to the party.)

Aline MacMahon - She was great in "Gold Diggers of 1933"

Not me - I have no idea who she is.

Helen Broderick of Astaire/Rogers fame.

Guy Kibbee

Guy Kibbee, what happened to your head?

Guy Kibbee today.

What a week. Instant recognition. Ms. MacMahon is with Guy Kibbee.

Well, for today it's Guy Kibbee with Aline MacMahon.

The man for today is Guy Kibbee.

Aileen McMahon with Guy Kibbee, the perfect cleaned-up dirty old man. He often got the William Frawley roles first.

Guy Kibbee, with Aline MacMahon.

Dunno her, but that's Guy Kibbee, so I'm going to take a stab and say she's Marjorie Augusta Gateson.

And Wednesday's mystery companion is Guy Kibbee

its Aline MacMahon.



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