Monthly Archives: October 2015

Black Dahlia: Halloween 2015

Judging by Instagram, there are some people in the world who see nothing wrong with dressing up as the victim of a vicious, brutal murder. Advertisements

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Daylight Saving Time Ends — A Reminder From the Daily Mirror

Pier Angeli and her little friend remind you that once again it’s time to turn back your clocks tonight.

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Pordenone Screens the Best of Silent Films

A PDF of the film festival’s 240-page catalog can be downloaded here. Note: Mike Hawks recently returned from the Pordenone Silent Film Festival and this is what he tells Mary Mallory. By Mike Hawks as Told to Mary Mallory For … Continue reading

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‘Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays’ by Karie Bible and Mary Mallory: Coming Soon to Your Bookstore

Mary Mallory and Karie Bible (whom we profiled at The Times) have collaborated on a new book, “Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays,” which goes on sale starting Wednesday. The book is published by Schiffer and includes 200 images from the silent … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1948 Warner Bros. film “April Showers,” directed by James V. Kern, with Jack Carson, Ann Sothern, Robert Alda, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Ellis, Richard Rober, Joseph Crehan, Billy Curtis, John Gallaudet and Philip Van Zandt. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Chateau des Fleurs Provides Elegant French Style

6626 Franklin Ave., via Google Street View. Hollywood, California, exploded in population during the late 1910s and early 1920s with the influx of moving picture companies arriving in town and people looking to work in the industry following suit. Originally … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia Halloween Costume: Just Say No

Halloween is drawing closer and that means people are working on their costumes. Let us say again: You can do better than dressing up as the victim of a brutal murder. Really you can. You might consider, for example, Mad … Continue reading

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Dear Steve Hodel Fan 24.125.XXX.XXX

You may rant all you want about being “East Hollywood,” but your reverse ISP geolocation shows you to be a Comcast customer in Ashland, VA. Thanks for the crazy post. It was the best one I have seen in a … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1948 film “Raw Deal,” released by Eagle-Lion Films, starring Dennis O’Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland, Raymond Burr, Curt Conway and Chili Williams. It was written by Leopold Atlas and John C. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Your Girl and Mine’ Promotes Women’s Suffrage

“Your Girl and Mine,” Moving Picture World. From the 1840s on, many women in the United States fought to vote. Considered merely chattel, like slaves, women were forced to endure horrible marriages, see their children taken away, and forbidden to … Continue reading

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Houdini on TCM: ‘The Grim Game’

Harry Houdini in “The Grim Game.” Update: TCM is airing “The Grim Game” on Oct. 18. Set your DVRs! Here is Mary Mallory’s post on the film. Long considered mostly lost, Harry Houdini’s second film, “The Grim Game,” re-premieres in … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1933 Paramount picture “The Story of Temple Drake,” with Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge, Sir Guy Standing, Irving Pichel, Jobyna Howland and William Collier Jr. It was directed by … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: La Belle Tour Provides Classic Appeal

6208 Franklin Ave., via Google Street View. Hollywood’s population exploded during the early 1920s as motion picture production soared, thanks to studios moving their production facilities westward from New Jersey. Land values soared, and businesses and developers rushed to keep … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: A Fact-Checker’s Shooting Gallery

Well, it works for me. I wanted a quick answer to the date of Aaron Copland’s “El Salon Mexico,” and sure enough, at the top of the Google search there was my old nemesis Wikipedia. I usually exclude Wikipedia from … Continue reading

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L.A.’s Transportation Past Found in Broadway Excavation

  This work site at Broadway and 2nd Street is fenced off, but a gate was left open Friday long enough for me to snap a picture. The ongoing excavation  for the Metro station has revealed railroad ties apparently set … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Buster Keaton!

And in honor of Buster Keaton’s birthday yesterday, here’s a link to Buster’s scrapbook, which is online at the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Here’s the link. Happy birthday, Buster!

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1930 version of the First National picture “Dawn Patrol,” which was renamed “Flight Commander” when Warner Bros. sold the film to TV to prevent confusion with the 1938 remake starring Errol Flynn. according to … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Roy Harlow’s Pump Room Fills Up Studio City Residents

A postcard of Roy Harlow’s Pump Room, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Ventura Boulevard has been the dining and entertainment mecca of Studio City residents back to 1927, when the area was still part of North Hollywood. Originally a main highway … Continue reading

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