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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Meine damen und herren, Viktor und Viktoria!

  Renate Müller in Viktor und Viktoria. I have never been a big Blake Edwards fan. The one time I encountered him he was very unpleasant, and even before that I’d never cared for most of his films—I feel his … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + +)

For Monday, we have a mystery woman.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood Sign Built and Illuminated November-December 1923

The Hollywoodland Sign, in a photo published in the Los Angeles Evening Herald, Dec. 8, 1923. Originally constructed as a publicity gimmick and branding symbol to help generate sales for a real estate development, the Hollywood Sign is now a … Continue reading

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This week’s mystery movie was the 1934 Vitaphone short “Movie Memories,” one of many films to use that title. The film is a compilation of silent clips accompanied by a rather maudlin narration about deceased movie stars. It is not … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: 6600 Hollywood Blvd. Then and Now

    Armstrong’s Cafe at 6600 Hollywood Blvd., courtesy of the California State Library. The evolution of one address can reveal the revitalization and resurgence of a growing neighborhood or the mass commercialization and bland homogeneity of a district. 6600 … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — The Gibbons-Del Rio House: Like Stepping Into a Dream

The Cedric Gibbons home, via Google Street View. Note: This is an encore post from 2014. Celebrity has often been the cachet for creating style, fashion and cultural trends, especially with the advent of films. Stars wearing a particular designer’s … Continue reading

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This week’s mystery movie has been the 1945 (copyright 1944) Paramount Pictures film “Murder, He Says,” with Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Peter Whitney, Mabel Paige and Barbara Pepper, making it a mini “Double Indemnity” … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Poor Judy Tyler. Poor ambitious, talented, dead Judy Tyler

  Los Angeles Times, July 5, 1957, Judy Tyler and her husband are killed in a car accident. There have been a lot of careers cut short just as they were starting: from Clarine Seymour to James Dean to the … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Nirvana Apartments

Note: This is an encore post from 2012. A few months ago, a friend and I were walking up Orange Drive from the El Capitan Theatre to the Hollywood Heritage Museum and noticed a striking Japanese looking apartment building at … Continue reading

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This week’s mystery movie has been the 1938 Twentieth Century-Fox film “Mr. Moto Takes a Chance.” The film is available on DVD from Amazon.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Paramount Pictures’ School of Acting Trains Junior Stars

  An ad for “Fascinating Youth.” How do you make a movie star? Can you mold virgin and unproven talent into respected and popular screen performers, or is stardom just a result of some undefinable yet unique charm, personality, or … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1956 film “The Wild Party,” with Anthony Quinn, Carol Ohmart, Arthur Franz, Jay Robinson, Kathryn Grant,  Nehemiah Persoff, Paul Stewart, Nestor Paiva, Maureen Stephenson, Michael Ross, James Bronte, William Phipps, Joe Green, Barbara Nichols … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie – which turned out to be one of the most difficult I have ever posted – was the 1934 British musical “Evergreen.” The film stars Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Betty Balfour, Barry Mackay, Ivor Maclaren, Hartley … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Any Movie Would Have Been Better if it Starred Jimmy Durante and Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez and Jimmy Durante in Hollywood Party. I’ve already written here about the great Lupe Velez, but my friend Stephen reminded me that we have a theory that any movie would have been better if it had starred Lupe … 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. One of the most important and busiest intersections in Hollywood has always been that of Hollywood and Cahuenga Boulevards. The location … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

  This week’s mystery movie has been the 1957 RKO film “All Mine to Give,” with Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack, Ernest Truex, Hope Emerson, Alan Hale, Sylvia Field, Royal Dano, Reta Shaw, Stephen Wootton, Butch Bernard, … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1933 Warner Bros. film “The Silk Express,” with Neil Hamilton, Sheila Terry, Arthur Byron, Guy Kibbee, Dudley Digges, Arthur Hohl, Allen Jenkins, Harold Huber, George Pat Collins, Robert Barrat, Vernon Steele and Ivan … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Celebrities’ Sons Become Photographers

Carlyle Blackwell Jr.,Bryant Washburn Jr., Elsie Ferguson II and Erich von Stroheim Jr. shown in Motion Picture Herald, 1933. When it comes to careers, many children follow in the footsteps of their parents, either through family tradition or because it … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: North Hollywood Department Stores Appeal to Common Man

  Rathbuns enlarges its Baby Shop for new generation of Baby Boomers, Van Nuys News, March 8 1951. As a city or community grows more prosperous, so does its retail establishments. Simple businesses with few choices of product give way … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1940 MGM film “And One Was Beautiful,” with Robert Cummings, Laraine Day, Jean Muir, Billie Burke, Ann Morriss, Esther Dale, Charles Waldron, Frank Milan, Rand Brooks, Paul Stanton and Ruth Tobey. It was … Continue reading

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