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Movieland Mystery Photo – Update 2

December 1, 2010 |  6:59 am

  Nov. 28, 2010, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

Here’s another mystery photo I found in Mack Sennett’s file

Update: Alas, these young women aren’t identified on the back of the photo. It was supposedly published in The Times on June 27, 1948, and dates from 1922, but I can’t locate the picture in The Times’ archival pages on ProQuest, so I'm guessing that it was pulled from later editions.  The photo appears several places on the Net, but none of them has any identification. I also went through Google’s news archives for 1922, but couldn’t find anything. A true mystery photo!

On the jump, Edward Cline describes the origins of Sennett’s Bathing Beauties in a Feb. 26, 1924, Times story.  As with the Keystone Kops, it was an accident (Sennett  tried to slip his actors into a Shriners parade for some comedy scenes and was chased by the police).

Update 2: I’m always impressed by the knowledge and dedication of the Daily Mirror “brain trust.” Mary Mallory writes: Checked almost 30 envelopes of photos of Sennett bathing beauties, and we don't have that one.  I saw Brent Walker last night, and he says he doesn't really have any idea either.

Thanks, Mary!

  Nov. 28, 2010, Mystery Photo

  Nov. 28, 2010, Mystery Photo

  Nov. 28, 2010, Mystery Photo

  Feb. 26, 1924, Bathing Beauties