Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Aug. 12, 2011, Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo courtesy of Steven Bibb!

This is a particularly tragic story. Edna Waldron was an aspiring actress who was fatally burned in 1940 while trying to save a young girl whose clothing had caught on fire.

8215 Romaine Ave.
8215 Romaine Ave., where actress Edna Waldron was fatally burned, via Google maps’ street view.


Aug. 25, 1940: The Times publishes the obituary of Edna Waldron. Catherine Bowman, the girl whose clothes caught on fire, also died of burns.

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5 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Lina Basquette.


  2. Douglas Shearer’s sister, Mrs. Thalberg?


  3. Mary Mallory says:

    Raquel Torres.


  4. Gary Martin says:

    Francis Dee?


  5. Pamela Porter says:

    She was a beauty. I love seeing pictures from when people cared how they looked/dressed.


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