Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Dec. 9, 2013, Mystery Photo

For Monday, we have a mysterious young man with a beard.

Dec. 10, 2013, Mystery Photo

And for Tuesday, our mystery woman is having toast. Looks like she could use a warm-up on her coffee.

The Brain Trust truly showed its stuff with Monday’s mystery chap. Dewey Webb responded almost immediately with the mystery movie and mystery chap! He was followed by Michael Ryerson (mystery chap), Tim Doherty (mystery chap), Jenny M. (mystery chap), Barbara Klein (mystery chap), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and chap), Suzanne Annette Stone (mystery movie and chap, plus a brief plot summary), Candy C (mystery chap) and L.C. (mystery movie and chap).

Dec. 11, 2013, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have three not so mysterious ladies.

Please congratulate Jenny M (mystery woman and movie), Zabadu (mystery cast and movie), Barbara Klein (mystery woman and movie), and Dewey Webb (mystery woman).

Dec. 12, 2013, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, a mystery woman, with martini.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and cast), Don Danard (Wednesday Mystery Woman No. 1), Barbara Klein (Wednesday’s Mystery Women), Jenny M. (Wednesday’s Mystery Women), Gary Martin (Wednesday’s Mystery Women) and yes this is a movie not a TV show, Julie Merholz (mystery movie and cast), Roget-L.A. (mystery movie and cast) and Diane Ely (mystery movie and cast).

Dec. 13, 2013, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, two people you might recognize…

Please congratulate Jenny M (Thursday’s mystery woman), Benito (mystery movie and cast), Barbara Klein (who wishes Thursday’s mystery woman a happy birthday) and Pat van Hartesveldt (Wednesday’s tall mystery woman on the left).

'Dear Heart'

Yes, this is “Dear Heart,” starring the “Tomato from Altoona.” And I have had to listen to that Henry Mancini song all week and can’t get it out of my head.

Gary Martin writes:

In the summer of 1957 I had a busboy job at the Teller House Hotel, next door to the Opera House, in Central City Colorado. Every August the Opera House would present a touring Broadway show. That summer it was Separate Tables with Eric Portman, Gerry Page and Ann Shoemaker.

One night at a party I gathered up my courage and told Miss Page that I wanted to go to New York and become an actor, hoping that she would say “…oh, please, call me and I’ll help you get settled.” Instead she leaped up and cried out: “No! No! Don’t do that!”

Miss Shoemaker was a sweetheart and liked the fact that I gave her special attention in the dinning room.

Later that month there was a world premier in Denver for The 3:10 to Yuma …and a lot of public appearances all over the place. Glen Ford, Van Heflin, Richard, Jaekle and Leora Dana came up and had lunch with Eric and Gerry and Ann.
I was their busboy. I strode around the table for an hour or so acting as if I was not nervous. It must have been a great performance because none of them acknowledged having seen me.

And so here they are many years later …mystery guests …while I write my memoirs.

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41 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

  1. DeweyWebb says:

    Michael Anderson Jr in DEAR HEART

  2. Callaway says:

    Paul Newman

  3. Tim Doherty says:

    Michael Anderson?

  4. aryedirect says:

    The Lord High Chamberlain, Richard. He was one of MGM’s final contract players.

  5. Jenny M says:

    Michael Anderson, Jr.

  6. Barbara Klein says:

    Michael Anderson, Jr.

  7. Mike Hawks says:

    Michael Anderson Jr. from DEAR HEART 1964.

  8. Suzanne Annette Stone says:

    Michael Anderson, Jr (son of the British film director), playing Angela Lansbury’s proto-hippie son in 1964′s “Dear Heart.” One of the best Geraldine Page movies, co-starring Glenn Ford. But Angela steals the movie as “Phyllis from Altoona.”

  9. Eve says:

    Dammit, I have SEEN this movie, too, and I just cannot remember who he is. He plays a 1960-ish hipster who is disapproved of by the leading lady’s dad, if I recall.

  10. candyC says:

    Michael Anderson Jr

  11. LC says:

    Michael Anderson, Jr.

  12. LC says:

    And the movie is Dear Heart 1964

  13. Jenny M says:

    Neva Patterson in Dear Heart

  14. Zabadu says:

    Michael Anderson, Jr. for the win! Movie: Dear Heart with Glenn Ford and Geraldine Page.

  15. Zabadu says:

    OOPS! Missed the second one…I was too excited I knew the first. Neva Patterson!!

  16. I know that face and seen him so many times and his name is out there in the space in my brain….

  17. Barbara Klein says:

    That looks like Neva Patterson, which would make the movie “Dear Heart.”

  18. DeweyWebb says:

    Neva Patterson

  19. Mary Mallory says:

    Mary Wickes in a great hat today.

  20. Don Danard says:

    The lady on the left in today’s photo is Mary Wickes but I don’t know the other two.

  21. Barbara Klein says:

    The wonderful and delightful Mary Wickes, Ruth McDevitt, and Alice Pearce.

  22. Mary Mallory says:

    It’s DEAR HEART. Michael Anderson Jr. Monday, Neva Patterson Tuesday, and Ruth McDevitt today to right of Wickes.

  23. Mary Mallory says:

    Alice Pearce is the third of the trio.

  24. Jenny M says:

    Mary Wickes, Ruth McDevitt, and Alice Pearce

  25. Gary Martin says:

    Interesting. Mary Wickes and Alice Pearce and that other actress in something other than that TV show …Jennie(?) …I assume it is not a TV show.

  26. juliemerholz says:

    Dear Heart with Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page, Angela Lansbury, Michael Anderson, Jr., Barbara Nichols, Neva Patterson, Ruth McDevitt, Mary Wickes, Alice Pearce,

  27. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Monday: Michael Anderson Jr.
    Tuesday: Neva Patterson
    Wednesday: Mary Wickes, Ruth McDevitt, and Alice Pearce
    Mystery Movie: Dear Heart (1964)

  28. Diane Ely says:

    The movie is “Dear Heart”, but I don’t remember offhand who the supporting actors are (it starred Glenn Ford and Geraldine Page).

  29. Jenny M says:

    Patricia Barry

  30. Benito says:

    Monday’s hipster is probably Michael Anderson Jr. Wednesday’s frumps include Alice Pearce [Bewitched] and Mary Wickes. Thursday’s drinky-poo girl is Patricia Barry, so the movie is Dear Heart

  31. Barbara Klein says:

    Thursday’s actress is Patricia Barry, who just turned 92 last month.

  32. Pat van Hartesveldt says:

    ALL these people look familiar, but the only one I can name is Mary Wickes (Wednesday).

  33. Don Danard says:

    Today it’s Geraldine Page and Glenn Ford.

  34. Barbara Klein says:

    Geraldine Page and Glenn Ford

  35. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Thursday: Patricia Barry
    Friday: Geraldine Page and Glenn Ford

  36. Sue says:

    Glenn Ford in Dear Heart

  37. Gary Martin says:

    As I suspected all along …Dear Heart. Gerry and Glen.

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