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Random Shot: Isabelle Yates in ‘Axis Powers’

Snapped this photo last week during filming outside the Los Angeles Theatre.

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Movieland Mystery Photo

  For Monday, we have this distinguished gentleman in a three-piece suit.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Sins of Hollywood – Tinseltown’s First Sordid Look at Scandal

“The Sins of Hollywood,” via Archive.org. From its very beginnings, the motion picture industry has endured protests and censorship attacks from conservative members of the American public, those scandalized at seeing women given the right to be heroines, use of … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery production was the 1961 “Perry Mason” episode “The Case of the Envious Editor,” which deals with the publisher (James Coburn) of a magazine company who tries to boost its declining circulation by pandering to the lowest common … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Theatre Mechanique: Little Theatre, Big Heart

Theatre has enlightened and entertained audiences for centuries as it weaves the tales of life and love through both the comedic and dramatic talents of myriad actors. While most stage acting involves the danger and electricity of live performance, sometimes … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1928 MGM film “Across to Singapore,” starring Ramon Novarro (Thursday’s mystery guest), Joan Crawford (Friday’s mystery guest) and Ernest Torrence (Monday’s mystery guest). The film was based on the 1919 novel “All the … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: The 233 Club, Hollywood’s Masons

Feb. 27, 1926: The proposed building for the 233 Club in the Los Angeles Times. The jazz-mad, high-flying 1920s celebrated adventure, life, and excitement after all the dreariness and death of World War I. New-fangled fads skyrocketed in popularity one … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

I wanted to do a Michael Curtiz film, so as this week’s mystery movie, I chose the 1959 Mirisch Co. film “The Man in the Net,” starring Alan Ladd (Friday’s mystery guest), Carolyn Jones (Thursday’s mystery guest), Diane Brewster (Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Since Ma Is Playing Mah Jongg’ 1920s Game Craze

“Since Ma Is Playing Mah Jongg,” sung by Eddie Cantor, sheet music courtesy of Mary Mallory. In the 1920s, life changed fast and furiously as people celebrated the Jazz Age. Dance mad, adventure-seeking flappers and flaneurs jumped from craze to … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

A one-page biography of Tom Tyler. This week’s movie has been a double threat: A silent Western. It’s the 1928 Film Booking Offices of America movie “The Texas Tornado,” starring Tom Tyler (Friday’s mystery guest) and child star Frankie Darrow … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: The ‘It’ Cafe, Hollywood’s Swankiest Night Spot

The “It” Cafe in the Hollywood Plaza Hotel, courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library. Restaurants go in and out of style in Hollywood just as quickly as go-go boots and bell bottoms, thanks to those following the hip crowd … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

I wanted to do a Lloyd Bacon movie this week and “The Office Wife” (Warner Bros., 1930) is the earliest one in my collection, and as a bonus, it was the feature film debut of Joan Blondell (one of Friday’s … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was “History is Made at Night,” a 1937 Walter Wanger production released through United Artists starring Charles Boyer and Jean Arthur (Friday’s mystery guests). It also featured Leo Carrillo (Thursday’s mystery guest) and Colin Clive (Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Junius Estep and Alfred Lindstedt, Early but Forgotten Stills Photographers

Bessie Eyton by Junius Estep, courtesy of Mary Mallory. In the early days of silent film production, moving picture companies promoted their brand names to consumers, selling films around the quality and type of pictures produced by their individual companies. … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1931 Radio Pictures pre-code comedy “Peach-O-Reno” by Tim Whelan, starring Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey (Friday’s mystery guests) with Dorothy Lee (not shown) and directed by William A. Seiter. The film also featured Zelma … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Assistance League Scouts Film Locations

Motion Picture Magazine, 1925. In the early days of the motion picture industry, no rules and regulations held down the field’s growth and development as companies basically made it up as they went along. There were no labor rules, no … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1946 Paramount picture “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, (Friday’s mystery guests), Judith Anderson (bonus mystery guest), Roman Bohnen (not shown) and Darryl Hickman … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Teddy the Dog, Mack Sennett’s Best Friend

Teddy the dog with a Mack Sennett bathing beauty, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Guide, guard, and constant companion, the friendly dog is man’s best friend. Unswervingly loyal and supportive, canines give much needed love and help when times are tough. … Continue reading

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Notes on AT&T’s ISB7500 – And an Important Warning

Behold the ISB7500. Notice the LINK light is lit. That means it’s connected to the gateway. If it isn’t, the DVR won’t play back movies you have recorded.  We recently said goodbye to our latest VIP2250 DVR, which we burned … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1943 Monogram Pictures film “Blazing Guns,” starring Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson, with LeRoy Mason, Emmett Lynn, Weldon Heyburn, Roy Brent, Eddie Gribbon, Lloyd Ingraham, Geo. Kamel, Kay Forrester, Robbie Kavanaugh, Frank Ellis, Charles … Continue reading

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