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Movieland Mystery Photo -- Updated




          
Sept. 13, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo 


Here’s this week’s mystery fellow with a (not) mysterious companion.

Update: I've been completely occupied with an upcoming story about the 1910 Times bombing so I haven't had a chance to post the names of everyone who has recognized our mystery guest so far. There's a lot of folks:

Dewey Webb, Carmen, Pat in Michigan, Mike Hawks, Periwinkle, Margie, Lee Ann Thom and Megan, Steve Stoliar, Herb Nichols, Julie Merholz, Barbara Klein, Lana, James Curtis, Gregory Moore, Cold in PHX, Michael Ryerson, Zabadu, Mary Mallory, Fibber McGee, Rotter, William, Grammy Flo, Eve, Anne Papineau, Richard Wegenscheide, Waldo Lydecker (where you been?), Dr. Fudd, Space Hanlon, Jenny M, Candy C, RJ, Dan Bazarian, Mark Heimback-Nielsen, Pamela Porter, Don Young, Rosalyn, Sue, Claire Lockhart, Arye Michael Bender, Roget-L.A., LC, Rick, Randy Skretvedt, Sandy, Steven Moshlak, Cathy and Stacia.

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 guest was Jean Negulesco!


There’s a new photo on the jump!

Sept. 14, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Here’s another photo of our mystery guest with a mystery companion. Aren’t her eyes haunting? Just about everyone identified our mystery fellow, far too many to list. Among the more amusing observations was Dewey Webb’s “it's gonna be Louise Beavers & Aline MacMahon all over again.”


Sept. 15, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Here’s our mystery guest with some very mysterious companions. I sometimes think The Times’ art department painted out and tilted photos just for something to do because, as in this case, it was entirely unnecessary. 

Sept. 16, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Here’s our mystery guest with another mystery companion.

Sept. 17, 2010, Mystery Photo  
Los Angeles Times file photo

For Friday, our mystery guest goes gunning for retouching fiends in The Times’ art department.
 
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Comments (62)

Jimmy Lydon and Elizabeth Taylor, probably on the set for 'Life with Father'

Jimmy Lydon and Elizabeth Taylor. Probably taken around the time they both worked in Life With Father.

Jimmy Lydon and Elizabeth Taylor

Jimmy Lydon

Jimmy Lydon

Jimmy Lydon and of course Elizabeth Taylor

Jimmy Lydon and Elizabeth Taylor

This weeks mystery guests are Jimmy Lydon & Liz Taylor.

Is it Jimmy Lydon, Taylor's co-star in "Cynthia" (1947 -MGM)?

Jimmy Lydon - her co-star in "Cynthia"

(fingers crossed)

Was *anyone* more gorgeous than she "back in the day"?

My guess is Jimmy Lydon.

Fred Astaire and Elizabeth Taylor?

Jimmy Lydon

jimmie lydon and elizabeth taylor

Jimmy Lydon and Elizabeth Taylor

Barbara Belden

That's Barbara Belden with Jimmy Lydon.
Liz in first pic

James Lyndon with Elizabeth (too many last names, including 'Burton' twice, to write down). And with the stormy, Gale Page.

Is it Jimmy Lydon (a.k.a. Henry Aldrich)?

Colleen Townsend

Amelita Ward in second photo.

Richard Widmark

Jimmy Lydon

Jimmy Lydon and Barbara Belden.

Jimmy Lydon?

 

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