This is a special shout-out to one of our regular readers, Grant Lockhart. Enjoy, Grant! Sorry about the fuzzy quality. It’s the best I can do.
Update: Dear friends, I regret to report the loss of one of our regulars, Grant Lockhart, the father of Claire Lockhart, whom many of you know. Grant was an expert on old films and regularly identified our mystery movies. You may recall that he recognized last week’s mystery film, “Flesh,” from the first image. Claire writes by way of biography: “He was a celebrity journalist with the Daily Mail and Weekend magazine in London. Old movies were his great passion.”
Grant had been in declining health for some time and was a fan of B-Westerns, so I thought he would enjoy seeing an old “horse opera” as a mystery movie, and I planned this week especially for him. Sadly, he passed away without ever seeing it. So let’s finish out the week in his honor. I apologize for the fuzzy quality of these pictures, but I don’t have any B-Westerns in the archives and I had to obtain this from another source.
Here’s one 1930s movie star I *have* seen in person.
The fellow on the right in Monday’s photo has been identified by Michael Ryerson, Mary Mallory, Mike Hawks, Patrick and Rick Scott. Congrats!
There’s that famous shirt. I think our mystery fellow wore it in every episode. Tuesday’s mystery guest has been identified by Don Danard, Lorenzo (correct about the mystery fellow on the left, too), Mary Mallory, William, Patrick and Rick Scott. I’m going to try running the pictures a bit smaller so they don’t lose so much detail.
Don Danard says: The man on the right in the first photo is XXXXX. So it’s either a 3 Mesquiteers duster or a Range Buster western. Still don’t know the guy holding the gun.
Patrick says: Why, that’s XXXX of course. I’ve seen him too, not in the flesh but in the wood at the Autry Museum.
And here we have a mystery woman for Thursday.
Please congratulate John Brooker, a friend of Grant Lockhart, who nailed the cast, the film and provided a mini biography of Monday’s mystery fellow. Very impressive and welcome to the L.A. Daily Mirror!
Don Danard has identified Wednesday’s mystery trio, and Mary Mallory, Denis Gilliam, Mike Hawks, Sam Flowers and LC identified you know who and his companion. (By the way, several people refer to him as “Alibi,” although he is referred to in the opening credits and in the dialogue as “Lullaby”). Arye Michael Bender is half-right and half-wrong.
And for Friday, our mystery (not) guest.
Please congratulate Mike Hawks for identifying the gent on the left in Wednesday’s picture and Rick Scott for identifying the gent on the right in Wednesday’s picture.