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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: 9th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival Salutes the Written Word

For the ninth consecutive year, the TCM Classic Film Festival returns to Hollywood, April 26 through 29, 2018, as it salutes “Powerful Words: The Page Onscreen.” The festival showcases classic films and stars on the big screen as they were … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’ at the Alex Theatre With John Bengtson

Charlie Chaplin, as Adenoid Hynkel, performs a balletic routine with a globe in “The Great Dictator.” John Bengtson, who has performed fabulous detective work in tracking down movie locations in early films, will introduce Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”  at … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1941 RKO picture “Father Takes a Wife,” with Adolph Menjou, Gloria Swanson, John Howard, Desi Arnaz, Helen Broderick, Florence Rice, Neil Hamilton, Grady Sutton, George Meader, Mary Treen and Ruth Dietrich. The screenplay was … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1939 Paramount picture “The Cat and the Canary,” and yes, we did the 1927 version as a mystery movie in March. With Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery, Gale Sondergaard, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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

  Ida May Park in Photoplay. 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 as write and produce, before being pushed … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

  This week’s mystery movie has been the 1948 Warner Bros. picture “Romance on the High Seas,” with Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don De Fore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant, S.Z. Sakall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eric Blore, William Bakewell, Franklin Pangborn, Avon … Continue reading

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Acrobats

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Americans at the turn of the century lacked many things, but they had some amazing live entertainment. Here’s a snip of a performance courtesy of Edison Studios, 1904. These guys rock. I … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Second Universal City Celebrates Its Centennial

Universal City in the Washington Times, Feb. 10, 1915. Note: This is an encore post from 2015. In an age where businesses come and go, bought up by larger competitors or going under due to bad financial decisions, finding one … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1946 20th Century-Fox picture “The Dark Corner” with Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens, Kurt Kreuger, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Constance Collier and Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra. The screenplay was … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1927 Universal film “The Cat and the Canary,” with Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall, Gertrude Astor, Flora Finch, Arthur Edmund Carew, Martha Mattox, George Siegmann and Lucien Littlefield. Adapted … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1944 Paramount film “And Now Tomorrow,” with Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway, Grant Mitchell and Helen Mack. The screenplay was by Frank Partos and Raymond Chandler, … Continue reading

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Black L.A., 1947: Animator George Pal Sponsors Youth Basketball Team

Feb. 27, 1947: The Sentinel never wrote anything further about the Newton Pals basketball team. The team members were listed as Charles Ward, Louis Augistine, Marion Person, Charles Davis, Henry Morrison, Aroyce Robinson, Ralph Swere, Roland Bundice and James Howard. … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1955 Warner Bros. film “Tall Man Riding,” with Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle, Bill Ching, John Baragrey, Robert Barrat, John Dehner, Paul Richards and Lane Chandler. The screenplay was by Joseph Hoffman, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Moving Picture Hero of My Heart’ Promotes Movies

  From its beginnings, the motion picture industry developed adept advertising and promotional concepts to spread the word of its film products and stars. Quick to develop cross-promotions and partnerships with magazines and newspapers, the film industry grew new fans … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Delight Evans Sells the Movies to Female Fans

  Full of charm and personality, Cordelia D. “Delight” Evans fell in love with the movies as a toddler, and basically dedicated the rest of her life to learning about, watching, and telling others about them. She achieved fame as … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1944 RKO film “Government Girl,” with Olivia de Havilland, Sonny Tufts, Anne Shirley, Jess Barker, James Dunn, Paul Stewart, Agnes Moorehead, Harry Davenport, Una O’Connor and Sig Ruman. The screenplay was by Dudley … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood National Bank Watches History Go By

  Carol Hughes as photographed by Schuyler Crail, with Hollywood and Cahuenga in the background, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: This is an encore post from 2016. One of the most important and busiest intersections in Hollywood has always been … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1954 Italian film “Voyage to Italy” or “Journey to Italy,” with George “Georges” Sanders and Ingrid Bergman. It was directed by Roberto Rossellini. The film is available on DVD from the Criterion Collection.

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Black L.A. 1947: Black, Jewish Protesters Picket Disney’s ‘Song of the South’ at RKO Hillstreet

Above, the “trackless trolley,” which was powered by overhead cables but used tires rather than running on rails, is coming to Central Avenue. The trackless trolleys solved streetcars’ problems of maneuverability (passengers could board and disembark at the curb rather … Continue reading

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