Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

May 10, 2012, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, we have a fun-loving bunch of mystery guests!

Update: This is Lila Leeds being pawed by a bunch of newsmen in a gag photo for the Los Angeles Press Club. Please congratulate Steven Bibb for identifying her. The fellow on the right is the unfortunate Roby Heard, who was beaten to death with a hammer in 1960. The upskirt fellow is Nils Ljunquist, with, from left, Clark Roberts, Heber Smith, Larry Miller and Les Wagner.

Eight Ball Cover

I picked up this copy of the June 1950 “Eight Ball Final” at the Last Book Store. Here’s the cover, by Bob Moore, who is eulogized inside. In addition to stories and a two-page layout of drawings by Times artist Charles Owens, there are lots of wonderful photos.

Here’s a sampling:

Kippee Valez
Kippee Valez, Miss Eight Ball Final for 1950, in a photo that captures newspapering of that bygone era.

Rolling, Perry Fowler

“Rolling?” by Perry Fowler of the Herald Express.

Morgue Bound Mobster

“Morgue Bound Mobster” by Bill Murphy of The Times.

Johnny Stompanato and Mickey Cohen

Johnny Stompanato and Mickey Cohen, by Bob Hecht of the Examiner

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17 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  1. Steven Bibb says:

    Well, the gal is starlet Lila Leeds.


  2. Is that Wally Cox on the far right?


  3. herb nichols says:

    milton delugg on the right


  4. dewey webb says:

    Sandra Gile, accepting Los Angeles’ Press Club’s much-coveted Fast-Track-To-Oblivion Miss 8 Ball award


  5. dewey webb says:

    oops, meant Sandra Giles


  6. Benito says:

    wild guess: Yvonne King and the City Slickers


  7. dewey webb says:

    Mamie Van Doren promoting Teacher’s Pet benefit


  8. Mary Mallory says:

    Rae Tucker?


  9. Mary Mallory says:

    Mae Williams?


  10. Gary Martin says:

    somewhere in the neighborhood of Kay Kyser …they certainly look like musicians.


  11. Rogét-L.A. says:

    Diana Dors?


  12. dewey webb says:

    Eddie Foy Jr. on left


  13. dewey webb says:

    Irving Mansfield (Mr. Jackie Susann) in there somewhere? in any event, gotta be wildest mystery shot in harnisch movie quiz history (this photo actually ran in a newspaper?)


  14. dewey webb says:

    Barbara Perry?


  15. Mary Mallory says:

    Poor Mickey looking sort of schlubby there.


  16. My grandfather, Les Wagner. Much thanks for including him in your mystery photo pic.


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