Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

Jan. 14, 2017, Mystery Photo
This week’s mystery movie was the 1934 Vitaphone short “Movie Memories,” one of many films to use that title. The film is a compilation of silent clips accompanied by a rather maudlin narration about deceased movie stars. It is not available on DVD.

Jan. 9, 2017, Mystery Photo

I’m doing something a bit different this week. These are images from a Vitaphone short that were compiled from earlier clips. We begin with a mystery guest and his trusty friend. Note: He has 140 films to his credit.

Update: This is Roy Stewart. His grave is in Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego.

Jan. 10, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Tuesday, we have a second mystery cowpoke. Again, this is a Vitaphone short that was compiled from earlier movie clips. He has 113 films to his credit.

Update: This is Art Acord. His grave is located in Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Glendale, Calif.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory for anticipating this fellow today.

Jan. 11, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Wednesday, we have ….. I think you have the wrong disc in the DVD player. He only has 80 movies to his credit.

Update: Tom Hanks in “Sully.”

Jan. 11, 2017, Mystery Photo
Nope, not him either. He only has 56 movies to his credit.

Update: Denzel Washington in “The Magnificent Seven.”

Jan. 11, 2017, Mystery Photo

There you go. For Wednesday, we have a mystery gent in a tuxedo. He has 130 films to his credit.

Update: This is George Siegmann. His grave is in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles.

Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (mystery movie and mystery guests), Sheila (Tuesday’s mystery cowboy) and Lee Ann, Megan and Thom (Tuesday’s mystery cowboy).

Jan. 12, 2017, Mystery Photo

For Thursday, we have a mystery woman in a sombrero. She has 220 films to her credit.

Update: This is Mabel Normand. Her grave is in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles.

Brain Trust roll call: J.R. Sanders (Tuesday’s mystery cowboy), Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery gent) and Mary Mallory (mystery short and Wednesday’s mystery gent).

Jan. 13, 2017, Mystery Photo

And for Friday, we have this famous chap. A mere 39 movies to his credit.

Update: This is Rudolph Valentino, perhaps the most famous resident of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Monday’s and Thursday’s mystery guests), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s mystery guest), Mandie Marie (Thursday’s mystery guest), Lee Ann Megan and Thom (Thursday’s mystery guest) and Patrick (Wednesday’s mystery guest).

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

  1. Mary Mallory says:



  2. mandymarie20 says:

    I’m terrible with the early cowboys. As far as I can tell, the bigger the hat, the bigger the star. Or maybe it was the direct opposite. Gene Autry and Tom Mix seem too obvious for a Monday picture, so I’m going to guess Fred Thomson.


  3. David Inman says:

    Something says Dennis Morgan to me.


  4. Don Danard says:

    Og well, I might as well take a guess too!
    Jack Luden?


  5. Don Danard says:

    Oops! That should say “Oh” rather than “Og”.


  6. Patrick says:

    Looks like Buck Jones’ hat but not his horse.


  7. Mary Mallory says:

    Art Acord?


  8. beachgal says:

    Tues. looks a bit like Buck Jones


  9. Don Danard says:

    Is it Jack Perrin today?


  10. Mike Hawks says:

    Roy Stewart from monday and Art Acord today.


  11. Mike Hawks says:

    And the title is MOVIE MEMORIES 1934.


  12. Sheila says:

    Art Acord for Tuesday?


  13. J.R. Sanders says:

    Ken Maynard


  14. Don Danard says:

    OK. Is Tuesday’s Cowboy Fred Thompson?


  15. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Our guess for Tuesday’s guest is Art Acord.


  16. JR Sanders says:

    #2 – Art Acord?


  17. Mike Hawks says:

    George Siegmann.


  18. Charles Kjelland says:

    Looks like a young Lionel Stander today.


  19. SylviaE says:

    Wednesday’s guy – maybe Pat O’Malley? (not J. Pat O’Malley)


  20. Howard Decker says:

    Is the first dude Bronco Bill Anderson?


  21. Mary Mallory says:

    MOVIE MEMORIES. Willam Russell Monday and George Siegmann today.


  22. David Inman says:

    Bebe Daniels today?


  23. Mary Mallory says:

    Mabel Normand and I think this is from SUZANNA, seeing the sombrero. Of course Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington were yesterday too.


  24. Mary Mallory says:

    Roy Stewart Monday.


  25. B.J.Merholz says:

    Zasu Pitts with a wig?


  26. Mike Hawks says:

    Mabel Normand.


  27. mandymarie20 says:

    I think I finally got one. Thursday is Mabel Normand.


  28. mandymarie20 says:

    Is the film ‘Stars of Yesterday?


  29. Lee Ann, Megan, and Thom says:

    Mabel Normand for Thursday.


  30. Patrick says:

    The mystery gent on Wednesday looks like George Siegmann.


  31. Mary Mallory says:

    Good old Rudolph Valentino today, at the time he was preparing for “The Hooded Falcon.”


  32. beachgal says:

    Thurs is Mabel Norman. Friday is Rudy Valentino. Monday is Roy Stewart. Tues is Art Acord. Wed is George Siegmann. The Vitaphone short is Movie Memories (1933)


  33. Mike Hawks says:

    Rudolph Valentino.


  34. mandymarie20 says:

    Friday has to be Valentino


  35. mandymarie20 says:

    O.K., now I’ve got it. ‘Movie Memories’


  36. Dewey webb says:

    Antonio Moreno or whatever the actor who played Rudolph Valentino was calling himself. Terrible morning vie.


  37. Dewey webb says:

    I,’m getting Moreno mixed up with Anthony Dexter. Never mind.


  38. Rogét-L.A. says:

    I never realized how much Christopher Plummer resembles Rudolf Valentino.


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