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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

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

[Update 2: This is indeed Eddie Quillan (d. 1990) in an undated photo from his Mack Sennett days, stamped March 5, 1984, by The Times library.]

[Update: Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Eve Golden (who gets bonus points for interviewing our mystery fellow), Bob Levinson, Herb Nichols, Rance Ryan, Nick Santa Maria, Floyd, Rick Scott, Randy Skretvedt, Claire Lockhart and Don Danard (via email) for identifying this week's guest! ]

Here’s our mystery guest!

There’s a new photo on the jump!

  Sept. 27, 1981, Eddie Quillan  

  April 27, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update 2: Eddie Quillan in a photo published Dec. 14, 1926.]

[Update: Please congratulate Steve Stoliar, Rotter, Mike Hawks and  Gary Martin for identifying our mystery fellow!]  

Here’s another photo of our mystery fellow!

  April 28, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

  Trombone From Heaven  

  Follow the Band  

[Update 2:  Mary Beth Hughes is the blond who threatens a romance between Eddie Quillan and Anne Rooney in Universal's musical feature, "Trombone From Heaven,"  in a photo published Aug. 9, 1943.]

[Update: Please congratulate Dewey Webb for identifying the mystery fellow and the mystery blonde, Mike Hawks for identifying them and  the movie, and Jenny M, Mark Heimback-Nielsen, La Peregrina and RJ for identifying our mystery fellow!] 

For Thursday, our mystery guest has two mystery companions!

  April 29, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Photograph by Mary Frampton / Los Angeles Times  

[Update: Eddie Quillan in a photo published Sept. 27, 1981.]

Here’s our mystery guest in the 1980s!
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Comments (49)

Elisha Cook, Jr.?

He certainly has Eddie Quillan eyes.

Edward G. Robinson?

Charles Ray

Leo Gorcey

Justin Bieber's great grandfather?

Hurd Hatfield..... or Liza Minnelli

Eddie Quillan

Is the blonde Mary Beth Hughes?

The lady on the left with Eddie Quillan is Mary Beth Hughes. The movie is either FOLLOW THE BAND or MELODY PARADE from 1943.

Eddie Quillan

Eddie Quillan

Eddie Quillan, I remember him from television.

Eddie Quillan

Okay, with the Thursday mystery photo -- him, I know. I just don't remember his name. Anyway, it's always good to see a Mary Frampton photo, though. What a classy lady!

Eddie Quillan

Well, it took Clark Gable to figure it out, but the mystery star who I immediately recognized but couldn't remember the name is Eddie Quillan.

Claude Stroud? (Or, is it his twin brother Clarence?)

Molly wants to know Which Watson Wuzzit? Don't be coy about this.

Eddie Quillan (1907-1990)

Friday's photo did it. It's Eddie Quillan.

Is that Irene Ryan on the right in Thursday's picture?

IMDB doesn't show anything called "Trombone From Heaven." There is, however, "Follow the Band" from 1943, with Eddie Quillan, Mary Beth Hughes and Anne Rooney, which sounds like the film this photo is from.

The laundry-man film is the Mack Sennett two-reeler THE COLLEGE KIDDO (1927).



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