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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – ‘The Loves of Pharaoh’

Photo: Dagny Servaes in “The Loves of Pharaoh.” Credit: American Cinematheque. Note: This is an encore post from 2011. To celebrate the 89th anniversary of the opening of Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre, American Cinematheque screened the 1922 restored Ernst Lubitsch film … Continue reading

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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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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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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Filming in Studio City

Photo: Mack Sennett and John A. Waldron with plans for new project. Credit: Los Angeles Times, June 26, 1927 Note: This is an encore post from 2011. North Hollywood really began growing in the mid-1920s, when farmers and ranchers began … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – A Perfect Villain

Photo: “Rasputin and the Empress,” with Gustav von Seyffertitz, center, with Ethel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, John Barrymore, Tad Alexander and Lionel Barrymore. Photo listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $9.99. Note: This is an encore post from 2011. One of … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hugo Ballin, L.A. Muralist

Photographs by Larry Harnisch / LADailyMirror.com Mural in the Los Angeles Times Globe Lobby, dated July 19, 1934, by Hugo Ballin Note: This is an encore post from 2011. Hugo Ballin is one of the greatest muralists in Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Hugh Herbert

March 13, 1952: Hugh Herbert dies at the age of 66. Note: This is an encore post from 2011. Per an ad in the July 27, 1937, Daily Variety, “Public Screwball No. 1 to the film audiences of the world … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – ‘Human Wreckage’

July 6, 1923: “Human Wreckage” opens in Los Angeles. Photo: Mrs. Wallace Reid, left, and Bessie love in “Human Wreckage.” Credit: The Bioscope. Note: This is an encore post from 2011. There are many lost silent films desired by film … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – A Perfect Villain

Photo: “Rasputin and the Empress,” with Gustav von Seyffertitz, center, with Ethel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, John Barrymore, Tad Alexander and Lionel Barrymore. Photo listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $9.99. Note: This is an encore post from 2011 One of … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated +]

And here’s a mystery lady from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

And here’s today’s mystery photo!

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Manzanar Internment Camp Rising Rapidly in Owens Valley

March 20, 1942: A crew of 400 carpenters working 10-hour shifts is hurriedly building the internment camp at Manzanar for “10,000 alien and American-born Japanese from Los Angeles and other Southern California cities,” The Times says. “Manzanar is the former … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Mystery Preacher Edition [Updated +]

True confession: I always read signs in movies. So when I saw this name, I became suspicious….

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated +]

Here’s a mystery woman from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition III [Updated +]

OK, I know this will be too easy. But there’s a bonanza of newsboy caps in this film. How to Wear a Hat – Newsboy Cap Edition How to Wear a Hat — ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Edition Movieland Mystery Photo … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Here’s a mystery lady from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Regular reader Earl Boebert submitted this picture as a mystery photo. Thank Earl! [Update: This is Farley Granger in an episode of “Hawaii Five-O” – that’s the original “Book ‘em, Danno” version — courtesy of Earl Boebert. Please congratulate Dewey … Continue reading

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Random Shot: N.Y. = L.A.

Look what I found last night outside the Last Book Store at 5th and Spring.

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated ++]

And this movie would be?

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

And this movie would be?  I know, too easy, right?

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