Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated ++++]

July 18, 2011, Mystery Photo

Rope, Sept. 24, 1948

“Rope” opens in Los Angeles, Sept. 24, 1948. Credit: Los Angeles Times

[Update: This is a 1949 photo of Joan Chandler (d. 1979), who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope.”]

Here’s our mystery gal!

There’s another photo on the jump!

July 19, 2011, Mystery Photo

[Update 2: Joan Chandler in an undated photo.]

[Update: Please congratulate David Thompson for identifying our mystery woman!]

Looks like the makeup artist did a little coloring outside the lines on her lipstick.

July 20, 2011, Mystery Photo

[Update: Joan Chandler in a 1949 photo.]

Here’s our mystery woman for Wednesday!

July 21, 2011, Mystery Photo

[Update: Joan Chandler in an undated photo.]

Here’s our mystery gal for Thursday!

July 22, 2011, Mystery Photo

[Update: Joan Chandler and Alfred Hitchcock on the set of “Rope,” 1946.]

For Friday, our mystery guest has a (totally not) mystery companion.

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28 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated ++++]

  1. Mike Hawks says:

    My vote is for Carol Thurston.


  2. David Thompson says:

    Could it be Joan Chandler?


  3. la peregrina says:

    Wanda Hendrix was a wild guess. How about an even wilder guess, Maria Montez?


  4. Bill Krieger says:

    Peggy Ann Garner?


  5. Mary Mallory says:

    Maria Elena Marquez?


  6. dewey webb says:

    Vera Clouzot


  7. dewey webb says:

    Judith “Judy” Landon


  8. Gregory Moore says:

    Ricki Soma?


  9. Mary Mallory says:



  10. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Moira Shearer?


  11. Rick Scott says:

    How about PRC’s answer to Henie and Ralston…
    Belita (how’s that for a wild guess?)


  12. Gary Martin says:

    The Friday photo appears on imbd in which the couple is identifuied as Joan Chandler and that director, uh, Alfred Hitchcock…in a still from Rope, 1948. Until his recent death, Farley Granger lived just up the road here in easter Pennsylvania. I saw him once at a social gt together: nice guy.


  13. hockeykevin says:

    The man appears to be Alfred Hitchcock.


  14. Pamela Porter says:

    Alida Valli


  15. Mary Mallory says:

    Joan Chandler with Alfred Hitchcock on Rope.


  16. Patricia van Hartesveldt says:

    Aha! I knew she looked familiar: Joan Chandler. Alfred Hitchcock. Rope. My favorite Hitchcock movie!


  17. Mike Hawks says:

    Finally! The lady with Hitchcock is Joan Chandler on the set of ROPE.


  18. dewey webb says:

    Alida Valli or Valli!


  19. Sandra says:

    Joan Chandler & Alfred Hickcock


  20. Lynne Levine says:

    Ann Todd.


  21. Pat in Michigan says:

    Joan Chandler


  22. Benito says:

    Joan Chandler, the murder victim’s girlfriend in Rope


  23. David Thompson says:

    Joan Chandler was John Garfield’s girlfriend in ‘Humoresque’ before that other Joan stole him away. Hmmm, after that dramatic ending. I wonder if he went back to her?


  24. This Hitchcock brunette reminds me of another mystery Hitchcock brunette, the actress who played Carlotta Valdez in the dream sequence in Vertigo, who, according to IMDB, is Joanne Genthon, in her only listed film. I am convinced after viewing many times, that she is also the woman who appears in the opening credits, with zoom to her eye starting the iconic Vertigo spiral, but I can find no confirmation in the many essays and critiques of this much studied film. Perhaps someone in your brain trust knows.


    • Emmy says:

      I realize this is an old comment, but I’m convinced as well, but actually despite what IMDB has listed there’s an interview that Joanne did a few years after Vertigo stating that she was a dancer in Oklahoma, Calamity Jane, and even played the Banshee in “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” It’s odd that Vertigo is her only listed film on anything. She was even uncredited in that makes me wonder if she didn’t necessarily want to be “well known”


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