Monthly Archives: March 2014

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Poor Pauline,’ Parody Sheet Music

  “Poor Pauline,” courtesy of Indiana University. While sheet music was sold and manufactured beginning in the 1700s, only in the late 1880s did its sales truly take off, when Tin Pin Alley music companies began springing up. By 1900, … Continue reading

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March 2014 Reader Survey

Here are the results as of Saturday. I’m guessing the figures may change a bit, but not too much.

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1944 on the Radio — ‘First Nighter’

March 29, 1944: “The Chinese Gong” on “The First Nighter” with a script by Arch Oboler. Sponsored by Campana! Courtesy of otronmp3.com.

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 29, 1944

March 29, 1944 The Private Papers of a Cub Reporter The following is an editorial from the St. Louis Star-Times titled: “Dies Committee’s Un-American Investigation of Winchell” … “The Dies committee to investigate Un-American activities, in the course of its … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Brian Aherne on ‘Burns and Allen,’ March 28, 1944

March 28, 1944 It’s Tuesday in  1944, which means we have: — Brian Aherne is the guest on “Burns and Allen.” Listen for the Frank Sinatra jokes. Courtesy of Otrrlibary.org via Archive.org. — The Great Gildersleeve visits “Fibber McGee and … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, March 28, 1944

March 28, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, March 27 — If you’ve seen “Oklahoma” you’ll remember the red-haired American named Marc Platt, who dances with the grace of Fred Astaire. Well, Marc has been signed by Columbia and is heading for Hollywood to … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 28, 1944

March 28, 1944 Notes of an Innocent Bystander The Magic Lantern: “See Here, Private Hargrove” is loaded with familiar comedy gags, but it’s got so doggone much good feeling that you skip the stencils. Besides, it’s got a pair of … Continue reading

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Take the L.A. Daily Mirror Survey

Now that I have your attention, please take a little survey on where the blog goes from here.

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Mary Mallory: Film Noir Fest Visits The Dark Side

A lobby card for “Too Late for Tears,” listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $75. For 16 years at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre, the Film Noir Foundation has been presenting Noir City, a dedicated look at the evil underbelly … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, March 27, 1944

March 27, 1944: Landing craft 220 transports troops to an Italian beach, while LCI 226 lands troops in New Guinea and New Britain, the subject of a profile by John Hersey. Universal movie studios photographer Ray Jones gives a lesson … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, March 27, 1944

March 27, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, March 26 — A lawsuit that may completely upset one of M-G-M’s most important pictures, starring Susan Peters and Robert Young, looms potent on the horizon. Today, by wire, Pauline Leader Brand, former wife of Millen … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Walter Winchell on Broadway, March 27, 1944

March 27, 1944 Broadway Alien She was once taken to a New York nightclub on New Year’s Eve and didn’t enjoy herself … She believes everything she reads in the movie mags… The only time she stays up all night … Continue reading

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In 1944 in Print — Walter Winchell vs. Rep. Martin Dies

March 27, 1944 Rep. Martin Dies (D-Texas), the head of the House un-American Activities Committee, goes on the radio to accuse Walter Winchell of being used by “one of the most sinister forces this nation ever faced.” Dies called this … Continue reading

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New LAPD Chief Calls for Openness With News Media

July 1, 1949 Former Marine Maj. Gen. William A. Worton becomes Los Angeles police chief. On his way to his office with Mayor Fletcher Bowron, he visits the press room: “I cannot do this job without the press. The public … Continue reading

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L.A. Becomes N.Y. — Again

I wandered down to “New York Street” (Spring Street between 4th and 6th in downtown Los Angeles) last night and saw this Hollywood version of an NYPD patrol car. L.A. Becomes N.Y. Million Dollar Theatre | Street Scene |  CSI: … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Fred Allen and Jack Benny, March 26, 1944

March 26, 1944 It’s Sunday in 1944, which means we have: — Rochester sings the current hit song “Besame Mucho” on “The Jack Benny Show.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org via Archive.org. — Ed Gardner of “Duffy’s Tavern” is Fred Allen’s guest … Continue reading

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World War II on the Radio — Eric Sevareid Reports From Italy, March 26, 1944

March 26, 1944 It’s Sunday in 1944: — Eric Sevareid reports from Naples on fighting in Italy on CBS’ “World News Today.” Courtesy of Archive.org. — Winston Church speaks on the BBC. Courtesy of Archive.org.

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, March 26, 1944

March 26, 1944 Louella Parsons interviews Danny Kaye and his wife, Sylvia Fine, and writes: I have seldom met two such idealistic young people. To see blond Danny, who makes funny faces and sings eccentric songs, you get no idea … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: TCM Movie Location Bus Tour Cruises Los Angeles

  Over the decades, motion picture producers have unknowingly documented historic and outstanding architecture surrounding Hollywood and Los Angeles while filming their movies. These visual representations often stand as the only documentation of long-gone buildings, residences and businesses, a celebration … Continue reading

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