Category Archives: Hollywood

Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – ‘Auction of Souls’

Photo: June 23, 1919, “Auction of Souls.” Credit: Los Angeles Times Note: This is an encore post from 2011. Los Angeles has long been a haven for refugees and artists, particularly those fleeing political and militaristic struggles.  As early as … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1954 Warner Bros. film Track of the Cat, with Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Diana Lynn, Tab Hunter, Beulah Bondi, Philip Tonge, William Hopper and Carl Switzer.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: TCM Classic Film Festival Returns to the Big Screen

The TCM Classic Film Festival welcomes movie fans as it returns to Hollywood after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The festival features something for everyone, whether it’s star appearances, new film restorations, classics films, and even special programming. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Noir City Packs a Modern Punch

Noir City Hollywood, with hosts Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode, is back, hitting town with a vengeance Friday with stunning photochemical restorations and 35-millimeter prints after an almost two-year absence due to the pandemic. The hard-boiled, driving lineup features … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1934 Paramount picture Double Door, “The play that made Broadway gasp,” with Evelyn Venable, Sir Guy Standing, Kent Taylor, Mary Morris, Anne Revere, Colin Tapley, Virginia Howell, Halliwell Hobbes, Frank Dawson, Helen Shipman and … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywoodland Opens March 31, 1923

An ad for Hollywoodland, October 1923. On March 31, 1923, owners of a new hillside development in the Hollywood Hills called Hollywoodland announced the opening of their elaborate new tract in stories run in Los Angeles and Hollywood newspapers. For … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1927 silent picture Rubber Tires, with Bessie Love, Harrison Ford, Erwin Connelly, May Robson, Frank Coghlan Jr., John Patrick and Clarence Burton.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1950 Republic film House by the River, with Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy Patrick, Ann Shoemaker, Jody Gilbert, Peter Brocco, Howland Chamberlin, Margaret Seddon, Sarah Padden, Kathleen Freeman, Will Wright, Leslie Kimmell … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Crossword Mama, You Puzzle Me

“Cross Word Puzzle Mama, You Puzzle Me,” courtesy of Mary Mallory. Recording of “Cross Word Puzzle Mama.” Note: This is an encore post from 2014. The 1920s were a decade of fads. Everything from mah jongg, radio, bridge, golf, solitaire … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1956 MGM picture Meet Me in Las Vegas, with Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas, Jim Backus, Oscar Karlweis, Liliane Montevecchi, Cara Williams, George Kerris, Betty Lynn, Pete Rugolo, Jerry Colonna, Paul … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1958 Universal picture A Time to Love and a Time to Die, with John Gavin, Lilo Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore, Kennan Wynn, Erich Maria Remarque, Dieter Borsche, Barbara Rutting, Thayer David, Charles Regnier, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Reading Codes on Movie Stills

Note: This is an encore post, Mary’s first from 2011! Mary says: For Thelma Todd, 802 is the production number for FOLLOW THRU.  The 154 could be a scene code; usually that’s after a dash following the main number.  Paramount … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time: A Reminder From Pier Angeli and the Daily Mirror

Pier Angeli and her adorable little friend remind Daily Mirror readers that Daylight Saving Time begins today and to set your clocks forward one hour. Hi Eve!!

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1929 First National picture Sally, with Marilyn Miller, Alexander Gray, Joe E. Brown, T. Roy Barnes, Pert Kelton, Ford Sterling, Maude Turner Gordon, E.J. Ratcliffe, Jack Duffy, Ethel Stone and Nora Lane.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Gladys Rosson, DeMille’s Right-Hand Woman

Gladys Rosson in the Salt Lake City Tribune, 1940. Larger than life film director Cecil B. DeMille surrounded himself with intelligent, strong women at home and work to keep his empire running. Impressed with his mother’s thoughtfulness and drive, a … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1938 MGM picture Listen, Darling, with Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon, Alan Hale, Scotty Beckett, Barnett Parker, Gene Lockhart and Charley Grapewin.

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Erte and the Movies

Nov. 3, 1925: Romain de Tirtoff — also known as Erte — with Carmel Myers. Note: This is an encore post from 2011. In 1925, Romain de Tirtoff, better known under the pseudonym Erte, was one of the most highly … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1933 Universal picture The Kiss Before the Mirror, with Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, Paul Lukas, Gloria Stuart, Jean Dixon, Donald Cook, Charles Grapewin, Walter Pidgeon, Wallis Clark, May Boley, Christian Rub and Reginald Mason.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Mabel Fairbanks, Wonder Girl of the Ice

Mabel Fairbanks in the California Eagle, Nov. 8, 1945. Knockout African American ice skater Mabel Fairbanks wowed audiences from the 1940s through the 1960s. A true natural, she exuded joy and happiness twirling and gliding upon the ice. While extremely … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1930 film Her Man, with Helen Twelvetrees, Phillips Holmes, Marjorie Rambeau, James Gleason, Ricardo Cortez, Harry Sweet, Slim Summerville, Thelma Todd, Franklin Pangborn, Stanley Fields, Mathew (often Matthew) Betz and Mike Donlin. (Yes, James … Continue reading

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