Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  Jan. 27, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: This is Hugh Herbert, but the rest of the people in the photo are unidentified. Please congratulate Dewey Webb, Mary Mallory, Carmen, Rotter, Mark Heimback-Nielsen, Eve, Cold in Phoenix, Roget-L.A., Herb Nichols, Sarah, Julie Merholz, Randy Skretvedt, Mike Hawks, Benito, Norma Desmond and Stacia for identifying him!]

Our mystery folks are making a mystery cocktail! Notice the little risers being used to lift the table!

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22 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. Dewey Webb says:

    Hugh Herbert


  2. Mary mallory says:

    It’s Hugh Herbert, the first honorary mayor of Studio City! Woo Hoo!


  3. Carmen says:

    Hugh Herbert, Busby Berkeley – Gold Diggers of 1935


  4. Rotter says:

    Hugh Herbert


  5. Mark Heimback-Nielsen says:

    Well the man with the glass is Hugh Hubert but he drank in a lot of films so narrowing it down to which one might take a bit 🙂 The pajamas are probably a great clue.


  6. Eve says:

    He’s Hugh Herbert (woo-hoo! woo-hoo!)–is that from Dames?


  7. Cold in PHX says:

    The guy making the cocktail looks like Hugh Hebert.


  8. Cold in PHX says:

    I mean, Hugh Herbert.


  9. Rotter says:

    Hugh Herbert, as stated previously. The movie is “Love Begins At Twenty”
    Directed by Frank McDonald.


  10. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Hugh Herbert is the actor pouring the cocktail. The film could be either “Eternally Yours” (1939) or “Private Affairs” (1940).


  11. Pat in Michigan says:

    Noel Coward in “The Scoundrel”?


  12. Sarah says:

    Hugh Herbert in Dames?


  13. Fibber McGee says:

    Looks veddy British to this Midwestern farm boy. Maybe the 1930s. Perhaps a Scotch and soda?


  14. Julie Merholz says:

    The mystery cocktail maker is Hugh Herbert.


  15. Randy Skretvedt says:

    The gentleman making himself a drink is comedian Hugh Herbert. He’s prominent in Warner Brothers films from about 1933-38, Universal films in the ’40s, and Columbia shorts from the late ’40s to early ’50s. I love that blimp over the camera!


  16. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Just got back from vacation. The man is Hugh Herbert, probably the late 1930’s.


  17. benito says:

    Hugh Herbert, wealthy collector of snuff boxes and dames, in Gold Diggers of 1935? PS Flashy robe, dude


  18. normadesmond says:

    could it possibly be…hugh herbert?


  19. Stacia says:

    I rarely get a chance to check in before the answers are posted, but yes, this is my arch nemesis Hugh “Mumblypants” Herbert. I don’t think we get to see that shelf very well in the film — at least I never noticed it before — and it is absolutely gorgeous.


  20. Arye Michael Bender says:

    Hugh Herbert had perhaps the funniest hands in the movies. He was one of the first character actors I came to recognize and love as a kid. Always looked forward to seeing him ‘woo-hoo-hoo’.


  21. Arye Michael Bender says:

    BTW: The wider version of those table risers, after about 1940, became known as Alan-Ladds, for obvious reasons.


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