Movieland Mystery Photo

June 21, 2010, Mystery photo
Los Angeles Times file photo 

Update: This is Lawrence Gray in an undated photo.

This week’s mystery guest was chosen by Daily Mirror reader Mike Hawks.

Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday … or on Saturday if I have a hard time picking only five pictures; sometimes it's difficult to choose. To keep the mystery photo from getting lost in the other entries, I move it from Monday to Tuesday to Wednesday, etc., adding a photo every day.

I have to approve all comments, so if your guess is posted immediately, that means you're wrong. (And if a wrong guess has already been submitted by someone else, there's no point in submitting it again).

If you're right, you will have to wait until Friday. There's no need to submit your guess five times. Once is enough. The only reward is bragging rights. 

The answer to last week's mystery star is Evelyn Nesbit!

There’s a new photo on the jump!

Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: This is Lawrence Gray in a photo stamped Feb. 14, 1925. Mary Mallory says Gray’s mystery companion Mildred Harris and the film is “Dressmaker From Paris,” 1925

For Tuesday, our mystery guest has a mystery companion and what appears to be a hotel room key. Please congratulate Mary Mallory and Jenny M. for identifying him.

June 23, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

This Lawrence Gray with his future wife, Maria Luisa Figueroa, at the Ambassador, in a photo stamped Aug. 5, 1935.

Here’s our mystery guest and a mystery companion (how do you like the spectacular collar on her dress?) And look! Just to his right, he’s got a straw hat. Very jaunty! Please congratulate Eve Golden for identifying him. 

Los Angeles Times file photo

This is Gray and Figueroa, who were married in Mexico, in a photo at the monastery at Tepoztlan. His address was 2025 N. Highland. The photo was published Aug. 8, 1935.

For Thursday, our mystery guest has a mystery companion. Please congratulate Sue for identifying him.

June 26, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Lawrence Gray in an undated photo. Thanks to Mike Hawks for being this week’s mystery photo host!

Here’s Friday’s picture of our mystery guest!

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32 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo

  1. Jenny M says:

    Buster Crabbe


  2. MichaelRyerson says:

    Bruce Cabot. Before the big monkey.


  3. fibber mcgee says:

    My guess is Billy Haines.


  4. Mary Mallory says:

    It can’t be Neil Hamilton, can it?


  5. Julie Merholz says:

    Richard Arlen


  6. margie says:

    Chester Morris


  7. Arye (Leslie) Michael Bender says:

    Mr. Heston must be holding a place for Rosalind Cash. I know I would.


  8. Eve says:

    He looks kinda David Manners-y and kinda Grant Withers-y, but I don’t think he is either.


  9. Rob says:

    Randolph Scott ??


  10. Cynthia K. says:

    Ralph Bellamy.


  11. Steve Tee says:

    David Wayne, by any chance?


  12. David S. says:

    Scott Brady.


  13. Anne Papineau says:

    He’s a nicely dressed chap.


  14. Lynne Levine says:

    Wallace Reid?


  15. Suzy Q says:

    Ralph Graves


  16. Is it Hugh O’Connell?


  17. Periwinkle says:

    Harry Benham? If not, an amazing resemblance.


  18. Stacia says:

    Who is Mary Mallory and why is she so awesome? I hope she makes a living using that amazing knowledge of hers. That’s not sarcasm, by the way, it would genuinely make me happy to know someone earns a living by identifying photos of old movie stars.


  19. pete nowell says:

    ralph graves


  20. Rick Scott says:

    Let’s go for the truly obscure…Ralph Forbes with Constance Talmadge as Tuesday’s companion.


  21. Anna says:

    Randolph Scott


  22. rick says:

    don’t know who he is but is the woman Margaret Hamilton aka the Wicked Witch of the West?


  23. Rinky Dink says:

    Is the lady in the amazing collar Fanny Brice?


  24. Julie Merholz says:

    I don’t see the Thursday photo..


  25. fibber magee says:

    One of the hazards of living out in the countryside is that sometimes items put on the Internet don’t travel this far out. My calendar says it is Thursday and I can only find three Movieland Mystery Photos. I’ll just bet the one that has disappeared into the ozone is the one which would allow me to nail this mystery guy.


  26. Sharon says:

    Gary Cooper?


  27. Joan Y. Compagno says:

    William Haines


  28. Sharon says:

    Lon Chaney Sr., or even Jr.?


  29. Gerald McCann says:

    Charles Bickford?


  30. virginia jauregui says:

    Is it Paul Kelly?


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