Movieland Mystery photo (Updated +++)

Jan. 7, 2013, Mystery Photo

Here’s a mystery chap for Monday.

Jan. 8, 2013, Mystery Photo

And here’s a mystery woman from the same film.

Jan. 9, 2013, Mystery Photo
And for Wednesday, some mystery fellows.

Please congratulate Mike Hawks for identifying them and the movie and Mary Mallory for identifying the mystery chap on the left.

Jan. 10, 2013, Mystery Photo

And here’s a mystery fellow for Thursday.

Jan. 11, 2013, Mystery Photo

Here’s our (totally not) mystery person for Friday.

Just about everybody has identified Thursday’s mystery fellow.

Dewey Webb has identified all the mystery people and the movie. Mary Mallory also identified the movie, as did Gregory Moore, who identified Monday’s enigmatic fellow. Thursday’s mystery fellow was also identified by L.C., Mike Hawks, Gary Martin, Don Danard and Rick Scott (who also identified the movie). Grant Lockhart identified the movie and the mystery folks.

Benito says: My mistake, Thursday’s photo is actually XXXXXX. Those balding weasels all look alike.

About lmharnisch

I work at the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in Film, Hollywood, Mystery Photo and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

36 Responses to Movieland Mystery photo (Updated +++)

  1. Eugene O’Brien? If so, I can provide more info.

    Like

  2. Richard Heft says:

    A very young Arthur Kennedy?

    Like

  3. Hurd Hatfield? Or are you trying to trick us in to thinking it was the star of “The Piucture of Dorian Gray”??

    Like

  4. aryedirect says:

    An incredibly young Robert Cummings. Before he became too fey to play a leading man with authority. Though the quality served him well in comedy.

    Like

  5. Don Danard says:

    My first thought was a grown-up David Durand.

    Like

  6. William says:

    ‘Straight Place and Show’ 1938 Ethel Merman

    Like

  7. William says:

    First picture:…Brooks Benedict??

    Like

  8. Mike Hawks says:

    today we have Harry Parke a.k.a. Parkyakarkus and Joe Penner from NEW FACES OF 1937.

    Like

  9. Mary Mallory says:

    Harry Parke, also known as Parkyakarkus.

    Like

  10. Gary Martin says:

    Of the two fellows in #3 the one facing us appears to be Stuart Erwin. If so, I’ll go back to one and two with a more discerning eye.

    Like

  11. persika1946 says:

    He looks a lot like a very young Kevin McCarthy.

    Like

  12. Stacia says:

    I am convinced that (a) I’ll never figure it out, and (b) I will kick myself when I get the answer. Feels like old times.

    Like

  13. Gary Martin says:

    Then Jack Oakie…

    Like

  14. dewey webb says:

    Thurs. Jerome Cowan

    Like

  15. dewey webb says:

    Wed. Parkyakarkus in New Faces of 1937

    Like

  16. Bob Levinson says:

    Thursday: Jerome Cowan

    Like

  17. Jenny M says:

    Jerome Cowen

    Like

  18. Mary Mallory says:

    Jerome cowan today and I think that’s Joe Penner with our friend Harry. The movie is NEW FACES OF 1937.

    Like

  19. Benito says:

    Photo # 4 is Larry Keating, a fine supporting actor who appeared in dozens of movies, plus Mr. Ed.

    Like

    • Benito says:

      My mistake, Thursday’s photo is actually Jerome Cowan, aka the captain in The Hurricane [1937]. Those balding weasels all look alike.

      Like

  20. Gregory Moore says:

    Rats…shoulda followed my initial hunch after recognizing the back of Joe Penner’s head….Mystery Gent, William Brady. Film: “New Faces of 1937”. He surely had to have been the handsomest of the “crooners” of that era…wonder why his career never really went anywhere?

    Like

  21. LC says:

    Thursday’s photo is Jerome Cowan.

    Like

  22. Mike Hawks says:

    The man is Jerome Cowan.

    Like

  23. Gary Martin says:

    There’s ny mystery in the face of Jerome Cowan.

    Like

  24. dewey webb says:

    Mon. Bill Brady

    Wed. Joe Penner

    Like

  25. dewey webb says:

    Tues. Thelma Leeds

    Like

  26. Grant Lockhart says:

    William Brady, Thelma Leeds, Parkyakarkus and Jerome Cowan in NEW FACES OF 1937

    Like

  27. Don Danard says:

    Thursday Mystery chap certainly looks like a very young Jerome Cowan.

    Like

  28. Rick Scott says:

    Thursday’s mystery man is Jerome Cowan. The rest, I haven’t a clue!

    Like

  29. Rick Scott says:

    If Wednesday’s mystery man is Parkyakarkus (Albert Brooks’ and “Super Dave” Osborne’s dad), the film is “New Faces of 1937.” Monday’s mystery man would be juvenile lead William Brady. But I still don’t know the lady.

    Like

  30. Rick Scott says:

    A very young Milton Berle along with Cowan

    Like

  31. Mike Hawks says:

    Our man friday is Milton Berle.

    Like

  32. Bartstar says:

    #3 looks like Parkyakarkus. aka Harry Parke, better known as the father of Albert Brooks

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s