Monthly Archives: April 2020

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Deja Vu All Over Again With COVID-19

For more than a month, most of the world has lived in a state of suspended animation as we all deal with the effects of COVID-19. Many are not following guidelines or procedures, griping about the situation, etc., seeming to … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1948 King Bros. movie “The Dude Goes West,” with Eddie Albert, Gale Storm, James Gleason, Gilbert Roland, Binnie Barnes and Barton MacLane. Original screenplay by Mary Loos and Richard Sale. Music score composed and … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Zoom Sessions on the Black Dahlia Case

Because so many people are using Zoom to connect in these uncertain times, I thought it would be interesting to host a series of Zoom sessions on the Black Dahlia. I envision weekly meetings with a fairly small group, maybe … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was Henry King’s  1930 picture “Hell Harbor,” with Lupe Velez, Jean Hersholt, John Holland, Gibson Gowland, Harry Allen, Al. St. John, Paul Burns, George Bookasta and Ulysses Williams. Adapted by Fred DeGresac, from the novel “Out … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – George Hurrell

Glenn Ford and Evelyn Keyes in a George Hurrell portrait for “The Desperadoes” listed on EBay at $149.95. Note: This is an encore post from 2012. Recognized for his gorgeously lit, glamorous images of movie icons, photographer George Hurrell is … Continue reading

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Zoom on Fridays With the Daily Mirror Brain Trust

Our first session was most enjoyable. I got to meet Brain Trust members from across the U.S. We shared our experiences with the quarantine, discussed mystery movies and learned the “Perry Mason Drinking Game” (Thanks, Earl!). There will be another … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1960 United Artists film “The Fugitive Kind,” with Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Maureen Stapleton, Victory Jory, R.G. Armstrong, Virgilia Chew, Ben Yaffee, Joe Brown Jr., Mary Perry, Spivy, John Baragrey, Sally Gracie, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: William Pereira, Entertainment Architect

Elmer Balaban, left, Mary Martin and William L. Pereira, Boxoffice, Aug. 3, 1940. Almost a year to the day after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved funding to construct a new Peter Zumthor-designed building for the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Beware Faked Black Dahlia Picture

Warning: Some clown is circulating a photo on social media that he says shows Elizabeth Short wearing a cameo brooch. And of course, he then produces a brooch just like it. Gosh. Imagine that! At left, the bogus photo and … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1947 Allied Artists picture “It Happened on Fifth Avenue,” with Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charlie Ruggles, Gale Storm, Grant Mitchell, Edward Brophy, Alan Hale Jr., Dorothea Kent, Edward Ryan Jr. and Cathy Carter. Screenplay … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Franklin Pangborn

Photo: Franklin Pangborn and an unidentified co-star. Note: This is an encore post from 2012. When 1930s Hollywood needed a seemingly organized and efficient bank or hotel manager who quickly became nervous and rattled, who better to turn to than … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photos: Brain Trust Meetings on Zoom

This mystery gent emeritus, who knows how to wear a newsboy cap, is here to help promote Mystery Movie Brain Trust meetings on Zoom. I have heard from several Brain Trust members who are interested in using the new technology … Continue reading

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