Movieland Mystery Photo

Mystery Photo
I was watching this movie the other night and thought: “Hey! Wait a minute. That’s…..”

The film shouldn’t be too hard to identify. But the location …  hmmmmmm. As I often say, living in Los Angeles is like living in a big movie set.  They film everywhere.

Mystery Photo

Mystery Photo

Mystery Photo
Mystery Photo
Mystery Photo

Mystery Photo

And what is this mystery microphone she’s using?

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28 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo

  1. Caine Mutiny on the quad in front of Royce Hall at UCLA. Spent many a pleasant hour watching the girls go by, feeling guilty about unfinished assignments.

  2. Bruce Panaccione says:

    The Caine Mutiny, UCLA Royce Hall, no data on the mic.

  3. Barry OB says:

    I don’t know the name of this streamlined mic but they were used in early fifties television. Gene Norman used them on his KHJ-TV dance show when station was at Don Lee facility at 1313 N. Vine St. They were also used on musical shorts (I think they were called Tele-Transcriptions) that were similar to “soundies” Many pop artists were featured in these shorts which featured one song each, not unlike MTV. You can see them on YouTube–check out Teresa Brewer!

  4. juliemerholz says:

    Sure looks like the U.C.L.A. quad. Royce Hall and the Library area.

  5. The movie is “The Caine Mutiny” and the locale is UCLA in Westwood. The type of microphone is also featured in a Studio Telescription short of The King Cole Trio performing “Mona Lisa” and Capitol Records has the same type of microphone in its collection at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood.

  6. Mary Mallory says:

    It’s the quad in front of Royce Hall/the Library at UCLA. Don’t know title yet.

  7. periwinkle says:

    Robert Francis and May Wynn in “The Caine Mutiny.” No idea about the microphone but it doesn’t look like something that might have been used in WW II.

  8. periwinkle says:

    P.S. with the red brick isn’t that USC?

  9. Joan says:

    That looks like quad at UCLA, near Royce Hall.

  10. The microphone looks like an American D33-A model with the standard top removed.

  11. juliemerholz says:

    How about The Caine Mutiny? Ensign Robert Francis, singer May Wynn.

  12. periwinkle says:

    I’d like to change my vote to UCLA.

  13. Richard Heft says:

    Royce Hall, UCLA.

  14. Benito says:

    The young grad is Robert Francis so this looks like The Caine Mutiny, filmed in part at Royce Hall at UCLA per wikipedia. It’s tricky because USC has the same type of building.

  15. Jow Unlucky says:

    It’s ucla.

  16. The scene was shot at UCLA on the lawn between Royce Hall and Powell Library

  17. Jo Anne says:

    FINALLY!! I know the answer, of course it is USC

  18. Pamela Porter says:

    At least I know the movie is “The Caine Mutiny”

  19. Bruin says:

    Royce Hall, UCLA. In the first picture parts of Haines Hall are visible

  20. Pat van Hartesveldt says:

    UCLA, Royce Hall.

  21. Gilby D. says:

    Sorry, that’s UCLA

  22. Gilby D. says:

    This picture might help:

  23. LC says:

    That is UCLA and the movie is The Caine Mutiny.
    Don’t know about the microphone though.

  24. Sarah says:

    Powell Library @UCLA.

  25. Mike Hawks says:

    I just woke up. CAINE MUTINY with stars May Wynn and Robert Francis.

  26. TJ says:

    Royce Hall at UCLA (across the quad from Powell)

  27. Larry Miller says:

    In front of Royce Hall at UCLA

  28. Gary Martin says:

    I’m not so familar with LA that I could Identify the obvious college building. But I do recognize Robert Francis and assume the young lady is May Wynn(?) so the film would be Caine Mutiny Court Martial. Interesting in that I have never seen this film. I wonder why.Odd.

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