Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

June 27 2011, Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo, courtesy of Steven Bibb. There’s a closer look on the jump.

[Update: This is Dorothea Wieck (d. 1986), known for “Maedchen in Uniform,” arriving in Los Angeles, April 13, 1933. She returned to Germany because she didn’t like the roles she was given in Hollywood. She was erroneously reported killed during the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945. Notice the long coat. According to The Times’ story, she had a strict policy of not allowing photographs of her…. ]

June 27 2011, Mystery Photo

April 15, 1933, Dorothea Wieck

March 11, 1945, Dorothea Wieck

March 14, 1945, Dorothea Wieck

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7 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. Gary Martin says:

    I suppose Norma Shearer is too easy a guess …but she looks like her … A greater mystery is the nature of the object growing out of the package. What is that?


  2. Jenny M says:

    Norma Shearer


  3. Jenny M says:

    Grace Moore


  4. Rinky Dink says:

    I want to know about the package, too — and look at those shoes.


  5. Mrs. Irving Thalberg.


  6. Pamela Porter says:

    The package is a florist’s box. You can just make out flowers (they look like roses) and the tissue paper surrounding them sticking up at the top.

    Not a clue who she is.


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