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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Erich von Stroheim’s ‘Paprika’

A copy of Erich von Stroheim’s “Paprika” inscribed to Hugo Ballin has been listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $875. Note: This is a post that originally appeared in 2012. Famed director/actor Erich von Stroheim faced financial disaster … Continue reading

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L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Shopping Guide

Note: This is a repost from 2013. If you enjoy Mary Mallory’s columns (and our survey shows that readers do) you might like this anthology of Hollywood Heights called “Hollywoodland: Tales Lost and Found.” It’s available for the Kindle, but … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery fellow, courtesy of author Christopher McPherson.

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L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Shopping Guide

If you enjoy Mary Mallory’s columns (and our survey shows that readers do) you might like this anthology of Hollywood Heights called “Hollywoodland: Tales Lost and Found.” It’s available for the Kindle, but don’t forget that Amazon has a free … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Several weeks ago, the Daily Mirror asked for suggestions about mystery photos. Writer and novelist Christopher McPherson responded with a large number of photographs, which he shared with us. Here’s the first one.  The annoying black box to the left … Continue reading

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The ‘Masked Marvel Murder’ – Part 7

In case you just tuned in, we are looking at the unsolved Sept. 12, 1943, killing of “Masked Marvel” actor David G.G. Bacon. And we have regular L.A. Daily Mirror reader Steven Bibb to thank for this puzzle. Steven provided … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Amazing Recovery Edition (Updated + + +)

So far, I have prevailed over various technical issues. Wish me luck.

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Through Witzel’s Lens: Jackie Saunders

A Witzel studio photo of what appears to be silent film actress Jackie Saunders has been listed on EBay. Witzel was one of the leading portrait studios in Los Angeles and took many publicity photos in the early days of … Continue reading

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‘The Clansman’ Comes to Los Angeles – 1908

A 1908 program from the Mason Opera House has been listed on EBay with an ad for an upcoming production of “The Clansman,” a play adapted from  Thomas  Dixon’s novels “The Leopard’s Spots” and “The Clansman” and turned into D.W. … Continue reading

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Captured Through Witzel’s Lens

A couple of Witzel photos have turned up on EBay. As you may recall from Mary Mallory’s recent post, Witzel was one of the leading portrait studios in early 20th century Los Angeles and took many movie publicity photos. At … Continue reading

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The ‘Masked Marvel Murder’ – Part 2

In case you just tuned in, we’re looking at the strange, unsolved killing of movie actor David G.G. Bacon in September 1943.  Because he appeared in Republic’s “Masked Marvel” serial, shown above, I’m calling it the “Masked Marvel Murder.” In … Continue reading

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Remembering A.C. Lyles

News sources are reporting the death of longtime Paramount producer A.C. Lyles, who died Friday at the age of 95. I interviewed him back in 1997 about old Los Angeles and recently digitized the tape, so I’ll be posting excerpts … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition XII (Updated + + +)

This week’s movie was going to be a Western especially for Don Danard, but the DVD got vapor lock. Perhaps it will return another week if it learns to behave itself. In the meantime we have a movie with, yes, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — ‘Spirit of ’76’ as Propaganda

A still from the lost film “Spirit of ‘76” from Moving Picture World.   The United States’ Espionage Act was ratified in 1917 to punish those abetting the enemy, promoting military insubordination, or interfering with recruitment. Over the years, it … Continue reading

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L.A. Becomes New York – Again

How much from downtown L.A. to JFK? Yes, they were filming around “New York Street” on Thursday and providing color with fake New York taxis.

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D.W. Griffith Before Hollywood

Note: Gary Martin, one of the Daily Mirror regulars, attended a special showing at the Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation of early D.W. Griffith films in 1909-10 shot at Cuddeback, N.Y., and files a guest post for all … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

And for Monday, we have a mystery gent.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

And here’s Monday’s mystery photo!

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Rah! Rah! Hollywood Celebrates Pennants

Hollywood has always been creative in promoting its films and personalities to the public. Employing posters, lobby cards, window cards and photographs, silent film production companies hyped upcoming films. With the success of these forms of advertisements and publicity, companies … Continue reading

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L.A. Becomes N.Y.

I snapped this photo yesterday of the Million Dollar Theatre on Broadway dressed as the Montclair. Notice the New York taxicab. You’re a long way from home, pal. Hey, it’s Blythe Danner!

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