Monthly Archives: October 2020

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

For Monday, we have a mystery guest who does not approve of such goings-on.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Schloesser’s Castles Lord It Over Hollywood

A postcard of A.G. Schloesser’s Castle San Souci, listed on EBay for $7.98. Before movies introduced dream-like locations and visions to the world, Dr. Alfred Schloesser constructed stunning fantasy castles, mentally transporting viewers to more romantic times and places. Although … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1951 Argentine film “Native Son,” with Richard Wright, Jean Wallace, Nicholas Joy, Charles Cane, George Rigaud, George Green, Gloria Madison, Willa Pearl Curtiss, Gene Michael, Don Dean, Ned Campbell, Ruth Roberts, George Nathanson, George … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Spooky, Ooky Witch’s House Haunts Beverly Hills

A sketch of the “The Witch’s House” by Charles Owens from “Nuestro Pueblo,” courtesy of Mary Mallory Note: This is an encore post from 2013. Once upon a time, home design and architecture saluted fantasy and make-believe, and not just … Continue reading

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James Ellroy: Handwritten Copy of ‘White Jazz’ Listed in Auction

James Ellroy’s 1992 handwritten draft of “White Jazz” will be auctioned Thursday in a sale of rare books from the collection of Otto Penzler. Current bid (as of Wednesday night) is $975. Penzler is the proprietor of New York’s Mysterious … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: 39th Pordenone Silent Film Festival Transports Audiences

In a tumultuous year filled with pandemic, isolation, ill will, and seeming madness, the 39th Annual Pordenone Silent Film Festival transported guests on magical journeys to other worlds, eras, and even dimensions, revealing the richness of love and humanity at … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1960 Columbia picture “Pepe,” with (hold on to your hats): Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Carlos Montalban, Vicki Trickett, Matt Mattox, Hank Henry, Suzanne Lloyd, Carlos Rivas, Maurice Chevalier, Bing Crosby, Michael Callan, Richard … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Assistance League Scouts Film Locations

Motion Picture Magazine, 1925. Note: This is an encore post from 2015. In the early days of the motion picture industry, no rules and regulations held down the field’s growth and development as companies basically made it up as they … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1932 film “False Faces,” with Lowell Sherman, Peggy Shannon, Lila Lee, Berton Churchill, David Landau, Harold Waldrige, Geneva Mitchell, Oscar Apfel, Miriam Seegar, Joyce Compton, Nancy O’Neil, Edward Martindel and Purnell Pratt. Screenplay by … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times Bombed 1910: ‘A Terrible Roar’

Courtesy of University of Southern California, on behalf of the USC Special Collections. Oct. 1, 1910:  The Times Building in flames, as seen from Broadway just south of First Street. Notice The Times Eagle outlined by the fire. Note: This … Continue reading

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