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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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Aline MacMahon.

Guy Kibbee with A. M. in Gold Diggers of 1933

Aline MacMahon and Guy Kibbee in Golddiggers of 1933.

Mystery companion on Wednesday is Guy Kibbee! Yay! And I love Aline's dress.

I think that's "Babbitt", but someone will hopefully correct me if I'm wrong.

The picture is Aline MacMahan

I do not know the man in the photo, but the movie is THE SEARCH 1948.

Aline MacMahon

Is Thursday's mystery companion Edward Brophy?

Aline MacMahon - The guy on Wednesday is Guy Kibbee.

Monday's photo is by Elmer Fryer from Warner Bros. And is the Guy Kibbee film WANDERLUST?

That must be Aline MacMahon. Good actress.

Aileen Pringle

Guy Kibbee shot is from Gold Diggers of 1933

Aline MacMahon?

finally figured out that it's Aline MacMahon. Thurday's pix is from The Search

Daniel J. Travanti (or one of variant names he used in early career)?

Keefe Braselle

Thursday's photo is from THE SEARCH but the man is neither Monty Clift nor Wendell Corey...

Eddie Cantor and his mom.

I think the photo with Guy Kibbee and this week's mystery guest is from "Gold Diggers of 1933"

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GXaDQp41GJM/SyfNFP56q_I/AAAAAAAAA5g/cN8rN383OMc/s400/GOLD_DIGGERS_1933_trixie_pekingese_dog_Peabody.jpg

Here is another photo of MacMahon & Kibbee from Gold Diggers of 1933, showing Kibbee wearing the exact same glasses as in your photo. This site also has several other similar photos.

 

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