Monthly Archives: May 2021

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1944 film “The Sullivans” or “The Fighting Sullivans,” with Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Edward Ryan, Trudy Marshall, John Campbell, James Cardwell, John Alvin, George Offerman Jr., Roy Roberts and Ward Bond. Screenplay … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Carmel Myers Pioneers TV Talk Shows

Carmel Myers in a show from 1951 that featured Jeanette MacDonald. Long before Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, or Ellen DeGeneres came on the scene, former silent film star Carmel Myers premiered the celebrity talk show with her self-titled “The Carmel … Continue reading

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May 31, 1947: Los Angeles Marks First Memorial Day Without a Civil War Veteran at Ceremony

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Memorial Day, 1947, was a spectacle marked with a parade from Westwood to the veterans cemetery, services for Spanish-American veterans in Pershing Square and even a … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1944 RKO film “The Falcon in Hollywood,” with Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Veda Ann Borg, John Abbott, Sheldon Leonard, Konstantin Shayne, Emory Parnell, Frank Jenks, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday, Walter Soderling, Useff Ali and … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Turns 90

The opening of “King of Kings at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Photo courtesy of Bruce Torrence. Note: This is an encore post from 2017. Still ready for its close-up, the TCL Chinese Theatre, originally Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, turns 90 on May … Continue reading

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Nov. 15, 1981: Still Unsolved — Aspiring Screenwriter Killed in Hit-Run Staged to Look Like Rape

Note: This post has been getting a lot of traffic recently and I couldn’t figure out why. The answer:  A biking blog linked to the post a few days ago because Pat Hines, one of the victim’s friends, has been … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood’s Deep Roots of Anti-Japanese Bias

As many immigrant groups before them, Japanese began coming to America in the 1860s looking for opportunities to learn new skills and to make money to help support their families back home. When intolerant, isolationist Americans began turning against the … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1933 film “The Death Kiss,” with David Manners, Adrienne Ames, Bela Lugosi, John Wray, Vince Barnett, Alexander Carr,  Edward Van Sloan, Harold Minjir, Barbara Bedford, Al Hill, Harold Waldrige, Wade Boteler and Lee Moran.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: TCM Classic Film Festival 2021

Although the TCM Classic Film Festival once again occurred strictly online this year, it offered an even more diverse and pleasing slate, providing even more programming online thanks to a collaboration with HBO Max. Both edifying and entertaining, the films, … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1959 Columbia film “Middle of the Night,” with Kim Novak, Fredric March, Glenda Farrell, Albert Dekker, Martin Balsam, Lee Grant, Lee Philips, Edith Meiser, Joan Copeland, Lou Gilbert, Rudy Bond, Effie Afton and Jan … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Greg Bautzer

A photo of Greg Bautzer and Joan Crawford, listed on EBay for $9.99. Note: This is an encore post from 2012. Handsome, charming, well spoken, Gregson “Greg” Bautzer was as dashing and popular as any successful Hollywood movie star.  Bautzer … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1949 film “Cover Up,” with William Bendix, Dennis O’Keefe, Barbara Britton, Art Baker, Ann E. Todd, Doro Merande, Virginia Christine, Helen Spring, Ruth Lee and Henry Hall. Original screenplay by Jerome Odlum and Jonathan … Continue reading

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