Movieland Mystery Photo — Updated


  Dec. 9, 2010, Mystery Photo  

  Los Angeles Times file photo  

Update: This is Charley Chase and Thelma Todd in a photo by Agnes O'Malley. Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Mike Hawks, Cold in Phoenix and Brent Walker for identifying them!

  Dec. 20, 1935, Thelma Todd

  Dec. 20, 1935, Thema Todd  

Dec. 20, 1935: Thelma Todd's body is cremated after a funeral attended by hundreds at Wee Kirk o' the Heather at Forest Lawn in Glendale. An estimated 10,000 admirers passed her casket in a single-file procession that lasted more than five hours, The Times said.

On the jump, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. wishes everyone …  what’s this? “Season’s Greetings?”  Yes, it’s true. “Season’s Greetings” isn’t a new expression.


  Dec. 20, 1935, Thelma Todd  
  Dec. 20, 1935, Thelma Todd  
  Dec. 20, 1935, Todd  

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9 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo — Updated

  1. Gerald McCann says:

    Gal on the right is Jeanette MacDonald.


  2. Mary Mallory says:

    Charley Chase and Thelma.


  3. Mike Hawks says:

    This looks like good old Charley Chase with Thelma.


  4. Cold in PHX says:

    The photo atop today’s post appears to be Charley Chase and Thelma Todd in period dress playing a round of croquet, perhaps at the Hal Roach Studio.


  5. william says:

    Playing croquet…Edward Everett Horton


  6. Sarah says:

    Loretta Young.


  7. Diane Ely says:

    “Clews”? Do they mean “clues”?


  8. Brent Walker says:

    Charley Chase is playing croquet with Thelma Todd.


  9. Stacia says:

    “Clew” is an old-fashioned spelling of “clue.” I saw “clew” a lot in contemporary documents of the Jack the Ripper case. Yes, I admit it, I went through a big Jack the Ripper phase when I was younger.
    I don’t know who is playing croquet with Thelma, but he looks like the character of Mr. Weed from “Family Guy.”


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