Monthly Archives: June 2022

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Katherine Bleecker, Pioneering Cinematographer Turned to Business

Katherine Bleecker in 1915. The early decades of the 20th century promised opportunity to many, as the country sensed new possibilities lay just around the corner. Union membership expanded, people of color glimpsed potential freedoms, and women gained small vestiges … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1934 MGM picture This Side of Heaven, with Lionel Barrymore, Fay Bainter, Mae Clarke, Tom Brown, Una Merkel, Mary Carlisle, Onslow Stevens, Henry Wadsworth, Eddie Nugent, C. Henry Gordon and Dickie Moore.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1942 MGM film Journey for Margaret, with Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce, William Severn, and presenting Margaret O’Brien. Elisabeth Risdon, Doris Lloyd, Halliwell Hobbes, Heather Thatcher, Jill Esmond, G.P. Huntley Jr. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Keye Luke

Image: “Just a Little Longer,” illustrated by Keye Luke for Harold Weeks Melody Shop. Credit: Mary Mallory.   Note: This is an encore post from 2011. Keye Luke, the talented and respected Chinese American actor, is probably best known to … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1959 film Shake Hands With the Devil, with James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns, Cyril Cusack, Harry Brogan, John Cairney, Lewis Casson, Richard Harris, William Hartnell, Niall MacGinnis, Ray McAnally, Clive Morton, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Central Library Murals

Note: This is an encore post from 2012. Los Angeles was a growing metropolis in the 1920s, looking forward to a prosperous future. As such, newly designed municipal buildings reflected the glory and success of the West’s shining city. Griffith … Continue reading

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ALLIES INVADE FRANCE! JUNE 6, 1944; Complete Radio Coverage

The headline and map by Charles Owens from The Times. Note: This is an encore post from 2014. Reposting to fix some broken links. June 6, 1944: Complete radio coverage of the D-Day Invasion. This was pool coverage using correspondents … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mysterious program was a Count the Man Down, a 1959 pilot for the unsold TV show Nero Wolfe with Kurt Kasznar, William Shatner, Alex Scourby, Phyllis Hill, George Voskovec, Eva Seregni, Frank Marth, John McLiam, John C. Becher, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Julian Eltinge Says ‘I’m at Your Service, Girls’

Note: This is an encore post from 2016.   One of the most famous female impersonators of all time, but now also one of the most forgotten, Julian Eltinge stood as one of the most successful headliners of the early … Continue reading

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