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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

March 28, 2011 |  6:05 am





  March 19, 2011, Mystery Photo  

  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: Yes, this is Portland Hoffa, the wife of radio comedian Fred Allen. I discovered Allen’s radio shows after his death in 1956 and always wondered about the women named Portland Hoffa. In scanning these pictures, I came across news photos that were taken after Allen collapsed and died while out for a walk in New York.  He was 62.]

Nobody identified last weekend’s mystery lady and these are all the photos I had. What to do? Answer: Mystery companion!] 

Here’s our weekend mystery lady….

There’s a new photo on the jump!




 
  2011_0320_mystery_photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

… and here’s another picture of our mystery woman!

  March 26, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: This photo gave it away. Please congratulate Dewey Webb, Mary Mallory, Jenny M, Pat in Michigan, Sarah, Julie Merholz, Gregory Moore, Rick, Waldo Lydecker, Pam Sowers (returning after a long absence), Steven Moshlak and Stacia for identifying our mystery woman and her companion!]


Here’s last week’s mystery lady with a  mystery Santa Claus!

  March 27, 2011, Mystery  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

Do celebrities take themselves too seriously these days?

  March 22, 1956, Fred Allen Funeral  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

March 20, 1956:  Jack Haley escorts Portland Hoffa from St. Malachy's Church in New York after the funeral of comedian Fred Allen.
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