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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – Charles Ray

A Witzel photo of Charles Ray, listed on EBay at $9.95. Note: This is an encore post from 2012. Boyish actor Charles Ray ranked as one of the most popular juvenile stars of the mid 1910s, playing rural teens, schoolboys, … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + ++)

For Monday, we have a mystery gent.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Lillian St. Cyr, ‘Indian Princess’ of Early Films

Lillian St. Cyr, who took the name Princess Red Wing (frequently rendered as Redwing), Moving Picture World, 1912. Throughout much of her life, Lillian Margaret St. Cyr felt caught between two worlds as she tried to bridge Native American and … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1936 Warner Bros. picture Brides Are Like That, with Ross Alexander, Anita Louise, Joseph Cawthorn, Kathleen Lockhart, Gene Lockhart, Richard Purcell, Mary Treen, Joseph Crehan, Frank Darien, Robert Emmett Keane and Kay Hughes.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1947 MGM picture The Arnelo Affair, with John Hodiak, George Murphy, Frances Gifford, Dean Stockwell, Eve Arden, Warner Anderson, Lowell Gilmore, Michael Branden, Ruth Brady, Ruby Dandridge and Joan Woodbury. Screenplay by Arch Oboler, … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1929 First National picture Weary River, with Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson, William Holden, Louis Natheaux, George Stone, Raymond Turner and Gladden James. Story by Courtney Riley Cooper. Screen version by Bradley King.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood Bridge

Note: This is an encore post from 2012. Though card games had been around for centuries, auction bridge was developed in 1904 as an alternative to whist. In 1925, Harold Stirling Vanderbilt developed rules, particularly for scoring, creating contract bridge. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Ferragamo’s Hollywood Days

Long before becoming synonymous as one of the world’s top designers of haute couture footwear, Salvatore Ferragamo gained fame as shoe designer to Hollywood stars. Creating gorgeous and unique designs that also comfortably fit the wearer’s foot, Ferragamo put Hollywood … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1951 Twentieth Century-Fox picture Take Care of My Little Girl, with Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson, Mitzi Gaynor, Jean Peters, Jeffrey Hunter, Betty Lynn, Helen Westcott, Lenka Peterson, Carol Brannon, Natalie Schafer, Beverly Dennis, Kathleen … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1951 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger production of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, with Moira Shearer, by permission of the Covent Garden Opera Trust, Ludmilla Tcherina, Ann Ayars, Pamela Brown, Leonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Frederick … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Crossword Puzzle

If you’re missing the mystery movie, here’s something to occupy your time. It’s a movie crossword puzzle. From 1933! If the clues are too small, here’s a link to the original. Good solving to you!

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Red Car Edition (Updated +)

I was going to take the mystery photos dark this week as I’ve been traveling and unable to preview a mystery movie. But I decided to run this historic photo for the week. Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory has … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Henry Armetta, Excitable Support

Henry Armetta, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: This is an encore post from 2013. In many films of the 1930s and 1940s, what audiences remember most are the one-of-a-kind supporting players, with vibrant personalities, colorful ways of talking, recognizable tics … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood Pioneer Eugene Plummer and His Park

Eugene Plummer holds what he claimed was Joaquin Murrieta’s 12-shot pistol, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 5, 1938. Virtually forgotten today, Hollywood pioneer Eugene R. Plummer preserved many romantic traditions of old Los Angeles throughout his 91 years. Generous to a … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + +)

For Monday, we have a dapper mystery gent. Note: Many responses went into the spam folder this week, my apologies.

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Jury Duty Edition No. 5 (Updated)

And no, not all the judges on Perry Mason were men, so I’m closing out a week of jury duty with a mystery woman judge. Update: This is Lillian Bronson from The Case of the Shattered Dream. She was the … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Jury Duty Edition No. 4 (Updated)

I’m on jury duty this week, so in that theme I’m posting mystery judges from Perry Mason. Update: This is Frank Wilcox from The Case of the Treacherous Toupee, as seen in the Mystery Movie ’Til We Meet Again. Brain … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Jury Duty Edition No. 3 (Updated)

I’m on jury duty this week, so in that theme I’m posting mystery judges from Perry Mason. Update: This is Jason Johnson from The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife. Brain Trust roll call: Beach Gal (Wednesday’s mysterious jurist), Michael Ryerson … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Jury Duty Edition No. 2 (Updated)

I’m on jury duty this week, so in that theme I’m posting mystery judges from Perry Mason. Update: This is Grandon Rhodes from The Case of the Restless Redhead. Brain Trust roll call: Michael Ryerson (Tuesday’s mystery judge), Howard Mandelbaum … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Jury Duty Edition No. 1 (Updated)

I’m on jury duty this week, so in that theme I’m posting mystery judges from Perry Mason (yes, another TV show). Update: This is S. John Launer from The Case of the Golden Fraud, starring Mystery Movie veteran Arthur Franz … Continue reading

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