Category Archives: Film

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + +)

For Monday, we have a mystery cow.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1932 Universal picture “The Old Dark House,” with Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lillian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, John Dudgeon and Brember Wills. From the novel by J.B. … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s movie was the 1964 Israeli film “Sallah” or “Sallah Shabati,” with Topol, Geula Nuni, Gila Almagor, Albert Cohen, Shraga Friedman, Zaharira Harifai, Shaike Levi, Nathan Meisler, Esther Greenberg and Mordecai Arnon. “Salah” is available on DVD from TCM.

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Fred Hartsook

Photo: Child in sailor suit by Hartsook studios, for sale on EBay. Bidding starts at $74.95. Note: This is an encore post from 2011. Patience is a prerequisite for being a stills photographer, and it is also important for those … Continue reading

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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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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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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Edison’s Vitascope Ushers in the Modern Age

125 years ago April 23, 1896, Thomas Edison’s newest invention and update to the Kinetoscope, the Vitascope, premiered to a paying audience in Koster and Bial’s Music Hall in New York City. For the first time in the United States, … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1938 Warner Bros. film “Secrets of an Actress,” with Kay Francis, George Brent, Ian Hunter, Gloria Dickson, Isabel Jeans, Penny Singleton, Dennie Moore, Selmer Jackson, Herbert Rawlinson, Emmet Vogan and James B. Carson. Directed … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Ravished Armenia and the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

A still from “Auction of Souls,” in the Washington Times. Note: This is an encore post from 2015. For more than 120 years, Armenians have seen slaughter and death at the hands of the Ottoman Empire and the Turks. In … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1945 Twentieth Century-Fox film “Molly and Me,” with Gracie Fields, Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Reginald Gardiner, Natalie Schafer, Edith Barrett, Clifford Brooke, Aminta Dyne, Queenie Leonard, Doris Lloyd, Patrick O’Moore and Lewis L. Russell. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights, the Four Hundred Club

 Note: This is an encore post from 2011. Last week, my research of Yamashiro’s revealed that the Four Hundred Club was the owner of the property in the late 1920s.  What was the Four Hundred Club, and why did it … Continue reading

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