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Category: Mystery Photo

Found on EBay -- Mystery Postcard [Updated]




 
 
  Street Scene, EBay    

[Update: What’s wrong with this postcard?  Notice City Hall way down the block? Please congratulate Cat Murray for recognizing this as Broadway, not Spring Street. ]

This postcard of downtown Los Angeles has been listed on EBay…. Does anyone notice anything unusual about it? Bidding starts at $12.69.


Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  April 30, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo
 

March 1, 1940, Tevya [Updated 2: Please congratulate Mary Mallory for identifying our mystery fellow as Maurice Schwartz! This is Schwartz (d. 1960) in a photo stamped April 9, 1963.]

[Update: So far, nobody has identified our mystery fellow, so I’ll leave him up one more day in case some folks didn’t check the blog this weekend.]

Here’s our weekend mystery fellow!

There’s another picture on the jump!

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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!

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  April 24, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: June 11, 1936 -- Franchot Tone and Robert Greig in a comedy sequence in MGM's "The Unguarded Hour," directed by Sam Wood. Loretta Young plays the heroine in the Lawrence Weingarten production.]

Our mystery fellow has a mystery companion!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  April 23, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: Aug. 22, 1937 -- Franchot Tone and Virginia Bruce caught in a tender moment of MGM's "Between Two Women." In the motion picture, Tone marries Miss Bruce, although in love with his nurse, Maureen O'Sullivan.]

Yes, I know these are easy. It’s vacation!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  April 22, 2011, Mystery Photo

 
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: Nov. 12, 1947: Franchot Tone and Lucille Ball in "Her Husband's Affairs.”]

And for Friday, another mystery companion!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  April 21, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Updated: July 1, 1955 -- Ida Lupino and Franchot Tone comprise the entire case of "Award," the powerful tale of a Hollywood actress who has to prove herself capable of sincere emotion before a Broadway director will hire her for a coveted stage role, to be presented on "Bristol-Myers Four Star Playhouse."] 

Here’s our mystery fellow with another mystery companion!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  April 20, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: April 18, 1958-- Eva Le Gallienne and Franchot Tone head a star-studded cast in Screen Gems' "Bitter Heritage" for CBS Television’s "Playhouse 90." Miss Le Gallienne makes her telefilm debut in the Joseph Landon teleplay.]

For Wednesday, our mystery guest has another mystery companion!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  April 19, 2011 Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  


[Update: May 1, 1958 -- Expressions of principals testify to strain of hearing as Mrs. Jean Wallace Wilde, near tears, leaves court with actor husband Cornel Wilde after ex-husband Franchot Tone, on right, won permission for their son to attend a school in the East.]

For Tuesday, our mystery guest has two mystery companions!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





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


[Update: Aug. 23, 1959 -- Franchot Tone is seen as gentle father torn between vastly different sons, Cameron Mitchell, left, policeman, and Dennis Hopper, tough guy, in drama on "Reckoning" series.]

It’s vacation, so these will be easy!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  April 11, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: I call Daily Mirror readers the Brain Trust and here’s why. Mike Hawks and Don Danard (via email) independently identified our mystery woman and Wednesday’s mystery companion. This still is from an obscure movie that’s not on Netflix, but both of them not only recognized the film but also the character actor – who was misidentified by the studio on the back of the photo. Very impressive!]

Here’s our mystery gal!

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]





  2011_0406_mystery_photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: This is Dorothy Mackaill (d. 1990) in an undated photo! ]

We’re off to a late start on this week’s mystery photo. It turns out that our mystery guest was misidentified as Mabel Todd, but was recognized as XXXXXX by Mike Hawks and Mary Mallory. I found all these photos of her and it seems a shame not to post some of them. Please congratulate Eve Golden for also identifying her!
 
There’s a new photo on the jump!

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