Monthly Archives: May 2022

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: San Francisco Silent Film Festival at 25

After a two-year absence, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary May 5 through 11 at the Castro Theatre with a melange of films providing a feast for the eyes and the emotions. Thoughtful programming toured the … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: A Personal Message to Steve Hodel

A short personal message to Steve Hodel. And have a cinnamon roll.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + +)

For Monday, we have a mystery fellow. Various mystery people in the photo have been cropped out due to insufficient mysteriousness and will appear later in the week. At that time, we will learn whether they approve of such goings-on.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Norman Kerry, Preservationist

Norman Kerry in 1924. Note: This is an encore post from 2019. Long before billionaire investor Ron Burkle purchased and restored such historic architectural properties as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis-Brown House, Harold Lloyd’s Greenacres, and Bob Hope’s Palm Springs and … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: New Books Examine Film Noir, the Mankiewicz Brothers and Women in the Movies

Over the last several months, a plethora of film books have been released, examining Golden Age Hollywood up close or at large, offering something for everyone from experienced cinephiles to new film fans. Some come from TCM hosts or others … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1944 Universal picture Phantom Lady, with Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Thomas Gomez, Aurora, Elisha Cook Jr., Fay Helm, Regis Toomey, Joseph Crehan and Andrew Tombes.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1931 First National picture Chances by A. Hamilton Gibbs, with Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rose Hobart, Anthony Bushell, Holmes Herbert, Mary Forbes, Edmond Breon and Harry Allen.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Ida May Park Finds Direction in Films

Ida May Park in Photoplay. Note: This is an encore post from 2018. Virtually forgotten today, Los Angeles-born Ida May Park earned the distinction of being one of the first women to direct feature films in early Hollywood, as well … Continue reading

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