Movieland Mystery Photo — Updated

  Los Angeles Times file photo  

Here’s our mystery film scene. Hm. I wonder where they are shooting….

[Update: I often describe Daily Mirror readers as “the brain trust” and it’s true. Please congratulate Mike Hawks for identifying this photo! (Yes, he really did!) It’s “Seven Days”

[The caption information says: "This roof is in the Hollywood Studio, with Lillian Rich, Creighton Hale, Lilyan Tashman and others doing the Mary Roberts Rinehart play 'Seven Days' which will reach the screen as an Al Christie feature comedy." ]


Creighton Hale on the Daily Mirror



Here’s our mystery camera crew with a mystery Shriner….


… and the mystery cast scowling at the camera…


… and the mystery guys standing around … Hey, wait a minute, that brick wall is fake!


… and some mystery police officers …


… say, is that background painted?


In fact, they’re filming on top of a building!

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4 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo — Updated

  1. virgi says:

    Looks like Doug Fairbanks and Buster Keaton in the last photo and Mary Pickford may be the blonde sitting


  2. Mary Mallory says:

    That looks like Norman McLeod sitting under the umbrella with the mustache. I think the woman at the left of the photo is Una Merkel.


  3. Arye Michael Bender says:

    The juxtaposition of what is real and what is not is the very essence of film. Especially so in a Harold Lloyd world in the twenties.


  4. Mike Hawks says:

    I’ll dive in with on the set of SEVEN DAYS 1925 with Eddie Gribbon, Lilyan Tashman, Hal Cooley and William Austin shown.


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