Monthly Archives: October 2021

Movieland Mystery Crossword Puzzle

If you’re missing the mystery movie, here’s something to occupy your time. It’s a movie crossword puzzle. From 1933! If the clues are too small, here’s a link to the original. Good solving to you!

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Red Car Edition (Updated)

I was going to take the mystery photos dark this week as I’ve been traveling and unable to preview a mystery movie. But I decided to run this historic photo for the week. Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory has … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Henry Armetta, Excitable Support

Henry Armetta, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: This is an encore post from 2013. In many films of the 1930s and 1940s, what audiences remember most are the one-of-a-kind supporting players, with vibrant personalities, colorful ways of talking, recognizable tics … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood Pioneer Eugene Plummer and His Park

Eugene Plummer holds what he claimed was Joaquin Murrieta’s 12-shot pistol, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 5, 1938. Virtually forgotten today, Hollywood pioneer Eugene R. Plummer preserved many romantic traditions of old Los Angeles throughout his 91 years. Generous to a … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

For Monday, we have a dapper mystery gent. Note: Many responses went into the spam folder this week, my apologies.

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Jury Duty Edition No. 5 (Updated)

And no, not all the judges on Perry Mason were men, so I’m closing out a week of jury duty with a mystery woman judge. Update: This is Lillian Bronson from The Case of the Shattered Dream. She was the … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Jury Duty Edition No. 4 (Updated)

I’m on jury duty this week, so in that theme I’m posting mystery judges from Perry Mason. Update: This is Frank Wilcox from The Case of the Treacherous Toupee, as seen in the Mystery Movie ’Til We Meet Again. Brain … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Jury Duty Edition No. 3 (Updated)

I’m on jury duty this week, so in that theme I’m posting mystery judges from Perry Mason. Update: This is Jason Johnson from The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife. Brain Trust roll call: Beach Gal (Wednesday’s mysterious jurist), Michael Ryerson … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Jury Duty Edition No. 2 (Updated)

I’m on jury duty this week, so in that theme I’m posting mystery judges from Perry Mason. Update: This is Grandon Rhodes from The Case of the Restless Redhead. Brain Trust roll call: Michael Ryerson (Tuesday’s mystery judge), Howard Mandelbaum … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Jury Duty Edition No. 1 (Updated)

I’m on jury duty this week, so in that theme I’m posting mystery judges from Perry Mason (yes, another TV show). Update: This is S. John Launer from The Case of the Golden Fraud, starring Mystery Movie veteran Arthur Franz … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Olvera Street, Salute to Los Angeles’ Spanish Past

A postcard of the Avila Adobe, listed on EBay for $1.89. “A people that has lost touch with its historical past, forgotten its traditions and wasted its heritage is as unfortunate as a man who has lost his memory. Without … Continue reading

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