Movieland Mystery Photo – DTLA Edition (Updated +)

June 14, 2013, Mystery Photo

What is the mystery downtown Los Angeles landmark in this mystery film?

Update: OK… Everybody (nearly) has recognized this building. It’s a landmark. Now… What is the movie? C’mon silent film fans!

Here’s Clara Bow — and streetcar — across from the Biltmore in “It.”

Clara Bow in "It"

William Austin and Clara Bow across from the Biltmore.


And here’s a detail shot of the front.

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17 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo – DTLA Edition (Updated +)

  1. aryedirect says:

    The Biltmore Hotel?

  2. Melendez, Jesus says:


  3. Tim Doherty says:

    LA Philharmonic? Clunes?

  4. Rick HElin says:

    My guess would be the Millenium Biltmore Building in Los Angeles. It has a lot of trees in the front of it today.

  5. Well, it certainly looks like the Biltmore Hotel.

  6. It’s the “Host of the Coast”, the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. It’s still there, across from Pershing Square, or what was once called Central Park.

  7. The building behind the pole: where Harold Lloyd hung from in “Safety Last”? Or is it the Biltmore Hotel in the foreground ?

  8. That is the Olive Street entrance to the Biltmore Hotel.

  9. Oh, and it the Clara Bow movie It.

  10. Mary Mallory says:

    It’s IT, and is that Johnny Arthur looking across the street? The Biltmore Hotel.

  11. Mary Mallory says:

    Oops, meant William Austin, another actor who played drunk characters.

  12. Mary says:

    It’s the Biltmore Hotel in the movie It, starring Clara Bow!

  13. Veronica says:

    Movie: “It” 1927 Clara Bow & Antonio Moreno

  14. Patrick says:

    The landmark is the Biltmore Hotel; the movie is “It” from 1927.

  15. Benito says:

    William Austin would have made an excellent Bertie Wooster

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