Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)


Jan. 17, 2015, Bachelor Bait

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1934 RKO picture “Bachelor Bait,” with Stu Erwin (Friday’s mystery guest), Rochelle Hudson (Wednesday’s mystery guest), Pert Kelton (Thursday’s mystery guest), Skeets Gallager (Friday’s mystery guest) and Burton Churchill (not shown). It was directed by George Stevens, from a screenplay by Glenn Tryon, based on a story by Edward and Victor Halperin, photographed by David Abel, with music by Max Steiner.

Jan. 12, 2015, Mystery Photo

This will be easy and difficult. The location is obvious. The mystery movie, not so much.

This is the exterior of Los Angeles City Hall as seen from Spring Street. Notice that there are no hand rails, as seen in more recent period pictures such as “Gangster Squad,” “L.A. Confidential” and “Changeling.” This is not the earliest film appearance of City Hall, which had previously been used in the 1928 Lon Chaney film “While the City Sleeps.” It’s entirely possible that City Hall was used in even earlier movies that I haven’t discovered.

Jn. 13, 2015, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday,we have this mystery couple.

This is Anne Shirley and Dick Winslow.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory, Julie Merholz and Anthony for identifying Los Angeles City Hall, Monday’s mystery building.

Jan. 14, 2015

And for Wednesday, we have this mystery woman.

This is Rochelle Hudson.

Please congratulate Jenny M, Mike Hawks and Bob Hansen for identifying Tuesday’s mystery woman.

Jan. 15, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Thursday, a somewhat mysterious woman.

This is Pert Kelton.

Please congratulate Mary Mallory (Wednesday’s mystery woman), LC (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Anne Papineau (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Jenny M (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Dewey Webb (mystery movie and Wednesday’s mystery guest), Mike Hawks (mystery movie, Tuesday’s mystery man and Wednesday’s mystery woman), ValleyDave (Wednesday’s mystery woman), Dan Nather (Wednesday’s mystery woman),  Benito (Wednesday’s mystery woman) and Bob Hansen (Wednesday’s mystery woman).

Jan. 16, 2015, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, it’s our non-mystery leading man and a semi-mysterious companion.

And Skeets Gallagher, left, and Stu Erwin.

Please congratulate Benito (mystery movie and Thursday’s mystery woman), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery woman) and Mary Mallory (mystery movie and guests).

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

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    Obviously LA City Hall and the 1920s.


  2. juliemerholz says:

    Los Angeles City Hall


  3. Anthony says:

    L.A. CITY HALL 1920’S?


  4. Ed says:

    Los Angeles City Hall


  5. Jenny M says:

    Anne Shirley


  6. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Anne Shirley and ???


  7. kthursby says:

    That guy might not be a newsboy, but that’s still no way to wear a hat!


  8. Charles Kjelland says:

    Harry Morgan and ?


  9. Bob Hansen says:

    Tuesday’s woman is Anne Shirley, but the man is still a mystery to me!


  10. Dan Nather says:

    Don’t know who the guy in Tuesday’s photo is, but the gal looks like Ann Dvorak . . .


  11. Mary Mallory says:

    Rochelle Hudson today.


  12. LC says:

    Wednesday’s young lady is Rochelle Hudson.


  13. Mary Mallory says:

    Roberta Gale yesterday and ARE THESE OUR CHILDREN?


  14. Anne Papineau says:

    Rochelle Hudson? My dad liked her.


  15. Jenny M says:

    Rochelle Hudson in Bachelor Bait


  16. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Is Wednesday’s young lady Rochelle Hudson?


  17. Dewey We b says:

    Bachelor Bait w Anne Shirley, Rochelle Hudson some guy who sort of looks like Hal Le Roy


  18. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Our man from tuesday is Dick Winslow and for wednesday we have Rochelle Hudson. Making this BACHELOR BAIT 1934.


  19. ValleyDave says:

    Could Wednesday’s mystery lady be Rochelle Hudson ?


  20. Dan Nather says:

    For today, that’s Rochelle Hudson.


  21. Benito says:

    Wednesday’s girl is lovely Rochelle Hudson, seen recently in WAY DOWN EAST (1935) on TCM.


  22. Bob Hansen says:

    On Wednesday we have the lovely Rochelle Hudson.


  23. Benito says:

    Pert Kelton cracks wise on Thursday in BACHELOR BAIT [1934]. Great title, plus reliable doofus Grady Sutton.


  24. beachgal says:

    Tues mystery man looks a lot like Bill Holden – but I think this is a mid 30s movie and he was not quite on the scene yet


  25. MIKE HAWKS says:

    A pre-MUSIC MAN Pert Kelton.


  26. Mary Mallory says:

    BACHELOR BAIT. Anne Shirley and Dick Winslow Tuesday, and Pert Kelton today.


  27. David Inman says:

    Today is Skeets Gallagher and Stu Erwin.


  28. Mary Mallory says:

    Skeets Gallagher on left and Stu Erwin on left today.


  29. juliemerholz says:

    Bachelor Bait 1934 with Stuart Erwin, Rochelle Hudson, Pert Kelton, Skeets Gallagher, Berton Churchill, Grady Sutton, Clarence Wilson, Dick Winslow, and Ann Shirley.


  30. MIKE HAWKS says:

    Richard “Skeets” Gallagher and Stu Erwin fill out our cast.


  31. Sarah says:

    Friday is Stuart Erwin, and that’s all I know.


  32. ValleyDave says:

    Tuesday: Anne Shirley and maybe Dick Winslow, Wednesday: Rochelle Hudson,
    Thursday: Pert Kelton, Friday: Stuart Erwin and Skeets Gallagher. Movie is
    ” Bachelor Bait.”


  33. Bob Hansen says:

    That’s Stu Erwin on Friday with a very familiar character actor whom I cannot name!


  34. LC says:

    Bachelor Bait (1934) Stu Erwin, Pert Kelton & Richard Gallagher


  35. Dan Nather says:

    Well, Skeets Gallagher and Stuart Erwin pretty much gave it away today — the film is BACHELOR BAIT. That means Tuesday’s kids are Anne Shirley and Dick Winslow, Wednesday (as I already mentioned) is Rochelle Hudson, and Thursday is Pert Kelton.

    I’m starting to trust my hunches more on these mystery photos, but I’m still not there yet . . .


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