Steven Bibb, a member of the Daily Mirror’s Brain Trust, has graciously shared some of his pictures as mystery photos. Thanks Steven!
[Update: This is Dorothy Dell in a 1934 photo from “Wharf Angel.” Please congratulate Eve Golden for identifying her!]
Dell was killed in a car wreck on Lincoln Avenue a few hundred feet past South Gate Street – an intersection I’m not able to locate – hours after a preview of her latest film, “Shoot the Works,” when the car driven by Dr. Carl Wagner struck a curb and rolled over, hitting several trees and shearing off a utility pole. Wagner was a witness in the Sphinx Murder of Pasadena. What was the Sphinx Murder? I’ll save that for another time.
[Update 2: The accident was at Lincoln Avenue and WESTgate Street in Pasadena, not South Gate. Nothing like moving a car accident to the other end of L.A. The perils of the rewrite desk taking information by phone.]
Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, via Google maps’ street view.