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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Joan Crawford

  A photo of Joan Crawford and Walter Huston in “Rain” has been listed on EBay with bids starting at $11.99. Joanie   No unknowns for us today, I am going to sing the praises of Joan Crawford, whom I … Continue reading

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Millennial Moment – Nick Stewart’s Ebony Showcase Theater

Nov. 28, 1982: Times staff writer John L. Mitchell profiles Horace “Nick” Stewart, who opened the Ebony Showcase Theater with his wife, Edna, in 1950. Stewart used the money from playing Lightnin’ in the 1950s TV series “The Amos n’ … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated ++++)

Here’s our mystery for Monday: Who’s the guest and what’s the movie?

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Lyle Talbot

A photo of Lyle Talbot has been listed on EBay with bids starting at $25.   Lyle Talbot I have a thing for those Big Boxy Guys from the 1930s and ’40s. You know, the ones who look like they’re … Continue reading

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Errol Flynn Set for Trial in Sex With Underage Girls

Nov. 7, 1942: Pursuing British mobile forces, equipped with big American-made Gen. Sherman tanks, have overtaken some of the remnants of Marshal Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps in the Matruh region of Western Egypt “and are steadily chopping them to pieces,” … Continue reading

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Celebrity Politicians: Hollywood’s Honorary Mayors, Part I

Photo: Hugh Herbert, honorary mayor of Studio City, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Tomorrow is election day. Elections and politics are important to everyone, be they Joe Citizen or Joseph Kennedy. Over the years, celebrities have entered the political arena, some … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Erich von Stroheim’s ‘Paprika’

A copy of Erich von Stroheim’s “Paprika” inscribed to Hugo Ballin has been listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $1,250. Famed director/actor Erich von Stroheim faced financial disaster in the mid-1930s. After directing such visual powerhouses as “Foolish … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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James Curtis: L.A. Voices – Jules White, Part 6

A photo of Buster Keaton in “Sidewalks of New York” has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $199.95. James writes: Here’s another of those interviews I did during a random burst of energy in 1975. This one took place … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Here’s another photo from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb! Update: This is Dolores Moran and Macdonald Carey in “Count the Hours.”

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s today’s mystery guest, courtesy of Steven Bibb.

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July 7, 1938

Above, 6th and Hill streets via Google maps’ street view feature.  "Prison Farm" … now there’s a title that leaves nothing to the imagination. According to imdb, Horace McCoy was an uncredited writer on the picture. Not on Netflix! olling … Continue reading

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George Carlin, RIP

aybe you remember him as Al Sleet, the "Hippy, Dippy Weatherman with the hippy, dippy weather … man" or as Rufus in "Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure" or the author of an incredible number of jokes that are  eternally circulating … Continue reading

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Starring Wrigley Field

May 27, 1958 By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer Even without a team, Wrigley Field was always ready for its closeup. The ballpark had more than its share of film and TV credits during its years in Los Angeles, from the … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

March 17, 1958 One morning recently a man found a wallet on West 7th Street and tried to phone the owner, a woman whose name and address were on the enclosed identification cards. Failing to get a response, he handed … Continue reading

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