Movieland Mystery Photo -- [Updated]
[Update: As everybody realized, this is from “Meet John Doe” … ]
As is typical with many of The Times’ old photos, this print was glued to something for publication and then pulled off, which is why it is ripped. Barely visible through the glue is the credit for photographer Mack Elliott.
Here’s the same shot, as it appears in Frank Capra’s “The Name Above the Title.”
And the detail shot.
According to the caption information in Capra’s book, this scene was filmed at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles. He captioned this photo “I love rain scenes.”
Here’s our mystery camera crew….
… and our mystery gizmos to make it “rain” …
… our mystery guys standing around ….
… more mystery guys standing around….
… our mystery person with his hands raised….
[Capra also points out the dolly track for the camera crane.]
… our mystery crowd….
… and here’s a mystery person up in the stands of our mystery baseball park.