Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

Girl Missing
This is the 1933 film “Girl Missing.” It opened in Los Angeles at the Warner Bros. Western Theater (now the Wiltern) on March 23, 1933, with “Untamed Africa.”

July 21, 2014, Mystery Movie

And for Monday, we have a mystery elevator operator.

July 22, 2014, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, our mystery city editor is tearing up Page 1 (notice the rear-projection newsroom).

July 23, 2014, Mystery Photo

And today we have a mystery (not) woman and mystery gent who is giving her a hard time.

Please congratulate Barbara Klein for identifying the mystery movie and cast.

Movieland Mystery Photo

For Thursday, our mystery matron is having a conversation with …

Movieland Mystery Photo

… a mystery gent.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (mystery movie and cast), Don Danard (Wednesday’s mystery guests), Dewey Webb (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Barbara Klein (Wednesday’s mystery guests), Mandy Marie (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Julie Merholz (mystery movie and cast), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and cast), Floyd Thursby (mystery movie and cast), Rick (Wednesday’s mystery woman) and Valley Dave (mystery movie and cast).

July 25, 2014, Mystery Photo

For Friday, our mystery guest … oh dear, is that a Smith & Wesson?


July 25, 2014, Mystery Photo

Well she doesn’t always have a gun. Here she is being a bit more pleasant with some other mystery guests.

Please congratulate Julie Merholz (Thursday’s mystery guests), Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guests) and Barbara Klein (Thursday’s mystery guests).


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48 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

  1. Eddie “Rochester” Anderson?


  2. juliemerholz says:

    Nicodemus (Nick Stewart) in the Meanesr Man In The World


  3. juliemerholz says:

    Also starring Jack Benny, Priscella Lane, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Edmund Gwenn, Matt Briggs, Anne Revere, Margaret Seddon, and Helene Reynolds.


  4. While I don’t know who the lad in the photo is, it made me think back to all the elevator operators I knew when such jobs were common. They were all actors in their own way. Most knew the personal business of the building they worked in, and were the best source of news and gossip. Something that has been replaced with social media communications, and not nearly as reliable.


  5. william says:

    Willie Best


  6. Don Danard says:

    Just a guess, but is it Nick Copeland?


  7. Barbara Klein says:

    I think the movie is “Love is a Racket,” with Charles R. Moore (Mon.) and Harrison Greene (Tues.).


  8. mandymarie20 says:

    Monday’s elevator operator is Willie Best, an African-American actor I wish was more appreciated. His roles are tough to watch for modern viewers (I just watched him in Nancy Drew, Trouble Shooter), He was a pioneer – regardless of the roles he played.

    Willie played an elevator operator in at least 5 films, but I’ve got my guess whittled down to 2 films. I don’t recognize Tuesday’s guy..


  9. Mary Mallory says:

    Louise Beavers today.


  10. Mary Mallory says:

    A SHRIEK IN THE NIGHT. Purnell Pratt today and Clarence Wilson yesterday.


  11. Mary Mallory says:

    Wrong supporting actor. Edward Ellis with Beavers today, so it’s GIRL MISSING. Charles R. Moore Monday and Harrison Greene yesterday.


  12. juliemerholz says:

    A Shriek in the Night 1933


  13. juliemerholz says:

    Purnell Pratt


  14. Don Danard says:

    Louise Beavers and Edward Elllis today.


  15. DeweyWebb says:

    Leave It To Beavers


  16. Barbara Klein says:

    Wednesday – Louise Beavers and Edward Ellis


  17. mandymarie20 says:

    Wednesday’s woman is Louise Beavers


  18. juliemerholz says:

    Charles R. Moore?


  19. juliemerholz says:

    Harrison Greene in Girl Missing 1933


  20. Mike Hawks says:

    Monday Charles Moore, tuesday Harrison Greene, wednesday Louise Beavers and Edward Ellis. GIRL MISSING 1933.


  21. Floyd Thursby says:

    Charles R. Moore for Monday. Louise Beavers and Edward Ellis for Wednesday. That makes it “Girl Missing” from 1933.


  22. Rick says:

    Louise Beavers today


  23. Riley says:

    When was the last time you saw a live elevator operator? The last I saw was at the Oakland, CA courthouse, I think in the 1980s.


  24. Mary Mallory says:

    There’s actually still one at the old Desmond’s Department Store on Wilshire Blvd. He was featured in the LA Times, I think in 2011.


  25. ValleyDave says:

    Monday: Charles R. Moore, Tuesday: Harrison Greene, Wednesday: Edward Ellis dressing down
    Louise Beavers. Movie is “Girl Missing.”


  26. juliemerholz says:

    Helen Ware and Ferdinand Gottschalk


  27. Mike Hawks says:

    Helen Ware and Ferdinand Gottschalk.


  28. Barbara Klein says:

    Thursday – Helen Ware and Ferdinand Gottschalk


  29. Don Danard says:

    Glenda Farrell … a good one!
    Guy Kibbee on the right .. don’t know the gal in the middle.


  30. Rick says:

    Glenda Farrell and Guy Kibbee today – Girl Missing. Ferdinand Gottschalk yesterday


  31. Barbara Klein says:

    Friday – Glenda Farrell, Mary Brian, and Guy Kibbee


  32. juliemerholz says:

    Glenda Farrell, Mary Brian and Guy Kibbee


  33. Megan, Lee Ann and Thom says:

    Friday’s lovely lady is the fabulous Glenda Farrell, best known as “Torchy Blane”.


  34. DeweyWebb says:

    GIRL MISSING w/ Glenda Farrell, Guy Kibbee, Charles R. Moore, etc.


  35. Mike Hawks says:

    Glenda Farrell, Mary Brian and Guy Kibbee add to the enjoyment of our fine feature film.


  36. Gary Martin says:

    I believe the blond with gat is Glenda Farrell and talkiing to her is Guy Kibbee.


  37. Gary Martin says:

    Love the buttons. Thanks.


  38. LC says:

    I’m getting in on this a little late this week, but it’s Girl Missing (1933) w/Charles R. Moore, Louise Beavers and Glenda Farrell.


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