Movieland Mystery Photo


  Dec. 15, 2010, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

  March 28, 1936, Thelma Todd  

March 28, 1936: The mayor of Ogden, Utah, says he may reopen the investigation of Thelma Todd’s death based on a tip from an informant who overheard a phone call from “a woman in black” who identified the killer while dictating a Western Union telegram to Los Angeles police.  

Los Angeles police told Ogden Mayor Harmon Perry that Todd committed suicide and that the case was closed.

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7 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo

  1. Eve says:

    Awww. From All-American Toothache, her last movie.


  2. Mike Hawks says:

    The man from Tuesday with Thelma is Antonio Moreno.


  3. Dewey Webb says:

    . . .filmed in Todd A-O


  4. Eve says:

    Patsy Kelly really was Rough On Blondes: first her friend Jean Malin died in a car accident (backed off a pier; Patsy was pulled barely alive from the wreckage); then costar Thelma Todd died in 1935; then Thelma’s replacement, Lyda Roberti, died in 1938!
    Blondes, steer clear o’ Patsy!


  5. Mary Mallory says:

    Patsy Kelly and Thelma. Shouldn’t you have picked a different co-star, maybe Laurel and Hardy, Norman Kerry, Jimmy finlayson, or somebody like that?


  6. Arye Michael Bender says:

    Could have been a vaudeville act, Patsy, Kelly & Todd.
    (Tip of the hat to Mel Brooks)


  7. Stacia says:

    It’s Patsy!
    I’ve seen the movie 15 times at least, but still didn’t catch the joke in “Blazing Saddles” until earlier this year. I think I learned about it when someone in comments here mentioned it.


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