Movieland Mystery Photo

    Aug. 23, 2010, Mystery Photo     

Los Angeles Times file photo 

 
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 or Saturday. There's no need to submit your guess five times. Once is enough. The only reward is bragging rights. 

Last week’s mystery guests were Raymond Hackett and Blanche Sweet.   The weekend mystery guests were Mary McIvor and William Desmond

There’s a new photo on the jump!


Aug. 24, 2010, Mystery Photo  
Los Angeles Times file photo 

 
For Tuesday, our mystery guest has a mystery companion. Almost everyone identified our mystery woman.  Please congratulate: Mary Mallory, Carmen, Jenny M., Lee Ann Thom and Megan, Eve (Oh, heavens … I think everyone will know her!) Golden, Mike Hawks, Claire Lockhart, Dewey Webb, Anne Papineau, Barbara Klein, Periwinkle, Steve Stoliar, LC, Gregory Moore, Lynne Levine, Randy Skretvedt, Rick (Finally one I can get) Scott,  Angus, Mark Heimback-Nielsen, RJ, Cat (I'm so excited I never get these!) M, Stacia (This is like Everett Sloane week when dozens of us guess it on the first day, isn't it), Don Danard AND Alexa Foreman. Whew I think that's everybody.

Aug. 25, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo
 

For Wednesday, here’s another photo of our mystery gal with a (not very) mysterious companion. Please congratulate Herb Nichols, Julie Merholz, Gerald McCann, Kevin Kusinitz, La Peregrina and David Thompson for identifying her.

Aug. 26, 2010, Myswtery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo

Here’s our mystery woman with another mystery companion. Everybody recognized Wednesday’s mystery fellow.

Aug. 27, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

And for Friday, our mystery guest has another mystery companion!

Now then, I’ve been busy researching The Times bombing, so I haven’t given everybody proper credit. I think that by now nearly everyone has identified our mystery gal. Is there anyone who didn’t recognize Guy Kibbee from Wednesday? I don’t think so! (Unfortunately the movie isn’t identified on the back of the photo.) Mike Hawks recognized the movie in Thursday’s photo but not the mystery guest (he’s not identified on the back of the photo so I have no idea who he is).

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71 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Aline MacMahon.

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  2. Carmen says:

    Aline MacMahon

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  3. Arye (Leslie) Michael Bender says:

    The Young Loretta?

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  4. Jenny M says:

    Aline MacMahon

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  5. Lee Ann, Thom, and Megan says:

    Is it Aline MacMahon?

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  6. Eve says:

    Oh, heavens, that’s Aline MacMahon–I think everyone will know her.

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  7. Mike Hawks says:

    The lady is Aline MacMahon.

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  8. Claire Lockhart says:

    Aline MacMahon

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  9. Lana says:

    Sara Haden

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  10. Dewey Webb says:

    Alkine Macmahon

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  11. Anne Papineau says:

    Oh, golly, should have checked in earlier. That’s my girl, Aline “That’s as far back as it goes” McMahon

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  12. Barbara Klein says:

    Aline MacMahon

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  13. Periwinkle says:

    Aline MacMahon, terrific actress.

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  14. Steve Stoliar says:

    Aline MacMahon?

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  15. LC says:

    Aline MacMahon. I just love her!

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  16. Gregory Moore says:

    Aline McMahon

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  17. Kris says:

    Jean Dixon?

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  18. Lynne Levine says:

    Aline MacMahon for the win!

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  19. Randy Skretvedt says:

    Aline MacMahon, I think. Just saw her in “Gold Diggers of 1933” playing a snappy 20-something chorus girl, and then saw her very next picture, “The Life of Jimmy Dolan,” where she plays a 50- or 60-something mother hen, both convincingly. She’s also great in “Heat Lightning,” trying to keep her younger, frisky sister Ann Dvorak out of trouble. (Good luck!)

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  20. Rick Scott says:

    Finally, one I can get – Aline MacMahon

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  21. Julie Merholz says:

    Aline Macmahon

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  22. Angus says:

    It’s the young Aline MacMahon.

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  23. Aline MacMahon, one of the stars of “Gold Diggers of 1933”

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  24. RJ says:

    Aline MacMahon

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  25. CatM says:

    Aline McMahon!! Aline McMahon!!! I’m so excited – I never get these!

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  26. Stacia says:

    Aline MacMahon. Gorgeous picture of her. This is like Everett Sloane week where dozens of us guess it on the first day, isn’t it?

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  27. MichaelRyerson says:

    Agnes Moorehead

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  28. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Gloria Holden?

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  29. Julie Merholz says:

    Aline Macmahon

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  30. Is today’s mystery guest Frances Starr (Ms. MacMahon’s co-star in “Five Star Final”)?

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  31. Gerald McCann says:

    Aline MacMahon

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  32. fibber mcgee says:

    Looks like some Dame to me.

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  33. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    ZaZu Pitts?

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  34. kevin Kusinitz says:

    Aline MacMahon

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  35. la peregrina says:

    “Whew I think that’s everybody.”
    Not every one yet. That is the late, great, Aline MacMahon . 🙂
    (I’m always late to the party.)

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  36. David Thompson says:

    Aline MacMahon – She was great in “Gold Diggers of 1933”

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  37. Diane Ely says:

    Not me – I have no idea who she is.

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  38. David Warheit says:

    Helen Broderick of Astaire/Rogers fame.

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  39. Dewey Webb says:

    Guy Kibbee

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  40. Anne Papineau says:

    Guy Kibbee, what happened to your head?

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  41. Mary Mallory says:

    Guy Kibbee today.

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  42. Periwinkle says:

    What a week. Instant recognition. Ms. MacMahon is with Guy Kibbee.

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  43. Steve Stoliar says:

    Well, for today it’s Guy Kibbee with Aline MacMahon.

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  44. Mike Hawks says:

    The man for today is Guy Kibbee.

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  45. Arye Michael Bender says:

    Aileen McMahon with Guy Kibbee, the perfect cleaned-up dirty old man. He often got the William Frawley roles first.

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  46. Barbara Klein says:

    Guy Kibbee, with Aline MacMahon.

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  47. Cold in PHX says:

    Dunno her, but that’s Guy Kibbee, so I’m going to take a stab and say she’s Marjorie Augusta Gateson.

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  48. And Wednesday’s mystery companion is Guy Kibbee

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  49. Agnieszka says:

    its Aline MacMahon.

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  50. Don Young says:

    Aline MacMahon.

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  51. LC says:

    Guy Kibbee with A. M. in Gold Diggers of 1933

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  52. David Warheit says:

    Aline MacMahon and Guy Kibbee in Golddiggers of 1933.

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  53. Stacia says:

    Mystery companion on Wednesday is Guy Kibbee! Yay! And I love Aline’s dress.
    I think that’s “Babbitt”, but someone will hopefully correct me if I’m wrong.

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  54. Ed says:

    The picture is Aline MacMahan

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  55. Mike Hawks says:

    I do not know the man in the photo, but the movie is THE SEARCH 1948.

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  56. Pat in Michigan says:

    Aline MacMahon

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  57. Is Thursday’s mystery companion Edward Brophy?

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  58. CandyC says:

    Aline MacMahon – The guy on Wednesday is Guy Kibbee.

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  59. Mary Mallory says:

    Monday’s photo is by Elmer Fryer from Warner Bros. And is the Guy Kibbee film WANDERLUST?

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  60. Barb in Baltimore says:

    That must be Aline MacMahon. Good actress.

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  61. Joan Y. Compagno says:

    Aileen Pringle

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  62. Dewey Webb says:

    Guy Kibbee shot is from Gold Diggers of 1933

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  63. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    Aline MacMahon?

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  64. rick says:

    finally figured out that it’s Aline MacMahon. Thurday’s pix is from The Search

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  65. Dewey Webb says:

    Daniel J. Travanti (or one of variant names he used in early career)?

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  66. Julie Merholz says:

    Keefe Braselle

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  67. Claire Lockhart says:

    Thursday’s photo is from THE SEARCH but the man is neither Monty Clift nor Wendell Corey…

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  68. Arye Michael Bender says:

    Eddie Cantor and his mom.

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  69. Don Young says:

    I think the photo with Guy Kibbee and this week’s mystery guest is from “Gold Diggers of 1933”

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  70. David Warheit says:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GXaDQp41GJM/SyfNFP56q_I/AAAAAAAAA5g/cN8rN383OMc/s400/GOLD_DIGGERS_1933_trixie_pekingese_dog_Peabody.jpg
    Here is another photo of MacMahon & Kibbee from Gold Diggers of 1933, showing Kibbee wearing the exact same glasses as in your photo. This site also has several other similar photos.

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