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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

March 6, 2011 |  7:02 am





  Feb. 28, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: Yes, as everyone figured out, this is Stephen Crane (d. 1985), above, in a photo stamped 1942]

Here’s this week’s mystery guest!




 
  March 1, 2011, Mystery photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update 2: Stephen Crane with Faye Emerson doing the rumba at the Mocambo, 1944.]

[Update: Please congratulate Rick, Pamela Porter, Carmen, Gregory Moore and Steven Bibb for identifying our mystery fellow, and to Steven Bibb  [[Update: and Gerald McCann]] for identifying the lady who had the unfortunate encounter with The Times' art department. ]


Here’s our mystery guest with a mystery companion who had an unfortunate encounter with The Times’ art department. We don’t do this anymore, folks.

  March 2, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: Stephen Crane reports a burglary to Deputy Jesse Levy, 1952.]

Here’s our mystery guest with a mystery companion – in a Sam Brown belt!

  March 3, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: April 14, 1958: Stephen Crane and Sybil Brand carry boxes of candy on a visit to Juvenile Hall, where Cheryl Crane was in custody. The candy was given to about 19 girls in Cheryl's unit, The Times said. ]

[Update: Please congratulate Mary Mallory and Julie Merholz for identifying our mystery fellow and Fibber McGee/Howard Decker for identifying this mystery woman!]

Here’s our mystery guest with another mystery companion.

  March 4, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Photograph by Don Cormier/Los Angeles Times  


[Update: Lana Turner and Stephen Crane escort Cheryl Crane from the Boyle Heights police station after she ran away, April 3, 1957.]

And for Friday, here’s our guest with two (totally not) mystery companions.

  March 5, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: Eddie Dibella and Stephen Crane in a publicity photo for the opening of Crane's new restaurant Camelot atop the Westwood Center Building in 1968.]

Here’s one more photo with yet another mystery companion!

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