Movieland Mystery Photo

Sept. 21, 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 guest was Jimmy Lydon and the weekend mystery guest was William Eythe.

There’s a new photo on the jump!

 Sept. 22, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Here’s another photo of our mystery woman!

Sept. 23, 2010, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

And here she is again!

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

For Friday, our mystery guest has a mystery companion.

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

For Saturday, our mystery guest has a (somewhat) mysterious companion  and … oh my, is that a really, really  bad hairpiece? 

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23 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo

  1. Jenny M says:

    Gale Sondergaard


  2. Dewey Webb says:

    Frances Rafferty


  3. michaelryerson says:

    Well, she’s lovely though perhaps a bit verklempt, I haven’t any idea who she is but the boys are Jimmy Lydon, of course, Dickie Moore and Tommy Cook in a still from Bad Boy (1949). Interestingly, Jimmy Lydon gave Elizabeth Taylor her first on-screen kiss in Cynthia (1947) and Dickie Moore did the honors with Shirley Temple in Miss Annie Rooney (1942).


  4. jj says:

    Claire Trevor ?


  5. Anne Papineau says:

    I agree with Jenny M. She’s Gale Sondergaard with a soupcon of Dr. Julia Hoffman.


  6. periwinkle says:

    My guess is the French actress and one time wife of Tyrone Power, Annabella. My favorite of hers is “13 Rue Madeleine.” I do though think you should give an honorable mention to jj who guessed Claire Trevor because she does look a lot like her, albeit a really peeved off Claire Trevor.


  7. Mary mallory says:

    Ruth Terry.


  8. Sandy says:

    As usual, my first thought was somebody who’s probsably too well-known to be a mystery guest here, but nonetheless, that thought was Maureen O’Hara, whom I remember for regularly getting spanked by John Wayne in those cheesy old Westerns.


  9. Stacia says:

    Oh my. They really ran the 2nd photo in the Times? And yet Chuck gets a fake shirt drawn on him!


  10. Rinky Dink says:

    My first thought was Maureen O’Hara, too, but then I compared the ears and there was no match there.


  11. Barry O'Brien says:

    These photos look like Republic or Monogram…think small.


  12. Native Angeleno says:

    Hey Barry O’Brien,
    No way Republic would light for both nipples. Monogram—maybe. But i suspect Fox.


  13. Joan Y Compagno says:

    Wanda Hendrix


  14. Joan Y Compagno says:

    Andrea Leeds


  15. Arye (Leslie) Michael Bender says:

    The Gypsy not of the Romany trail. Rose Lee. Sister of June Havoc, and daughter of Roz Russell as Rose Hovick.


  16. Mike Hawks says:

    Finally got it. Jean Kent with Michael Redgrave from THE BROWNING VERSION.


  17. Jenny M says:

    Jean Kent


  18. rick says:

    Jean Kent and Michael Redgrave in The Browning Version. You can find the second picture on her bio page at


  19. periwinkle says:

    Finally. A photo that actually rings a bell. It’s Jean Kent with Michael Redgrave in “The Browning Version,” a film I saw long ago. Hard placing her because she seemed to change her look for every film.


  20. Rick Scott says:

    Jean Kent and Michael Redgrave from “The Browning Version.” His best film performance and the only one of hers I remember.


  21. Agnieszka says:

    is this Jean Kent? looks like her…


  22. Gerald McCann says:

    Eve Arden?


  23. Charles Cu'Bine says:

    Is it Martha Vickers?


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