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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

March 19, 2011 |  7:15 am





  March 14, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


Dec. 12, 1941: Crowds in Pershing Square joined in singing "America" and other patriotic songs during the entire period of the blackout last night. The sirens sounded for the lights out signal just as actress Virginia Gilmore and Walter Brennan, three times Academy Award winner, stepped up on the platform at the Defense House in the square to present a program for the national defense savings campaign. They joined singer Frank Chester, who led the community singing, in the National Anthem, which took on new significance as it resounded throughout the downtown business section during Los Angeles' first blackout of the second World War.

[Update: Please congratulate Dewey Webb and Anne Papineau for identifying our mystery woman!]

You may remember this photo from the other day. Everybody recognized Walter Brennan but offered different guesses for the mystery lady. She’s going to be our mystery guest this week.
 
There’s another photo on the jump!




 
  March 15, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

Virginia Gilmore in a photo stamped 1941.

[Update: Please congratulate Steven Moshlak for identifying our mystery guest!]

Here’s another photo of our mystery woman!

  March 16, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

Virginia Gilmore in a photo stamped 1941.

[Update: Please congratulate Jenny M, Steven Bibb, Mike Hawks and Mary Mallory for identifying our mystery woman.]

  March 17, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

Virginia Gilmore in a 1952 publicity photo for “Walk East on Beacon.”

[Update: Please congratulate Gerald McCann for identifying our mystery woman and Dewey Webb, Mary Mallory and Mike Hawks for identifying the mystery film.]

Our mystery woman goes for a stroll on Thursday….

  March 18, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

Virginia Gilmore and “Youl Bryner” shortly after their marriage in an undated photo.

For Friday, our mystery woman has a mystery companion.
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