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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Committee for the First Amendment Defends Free Speech

Herbert Biberman, one of the Hollywood 10, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: This is an encore post from 2014. In times of social uncertainty and economic malaise, those in fear often turn to discriminating, finger pointing, blame and stonewalling, claiming … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1949 Twentieth Century-Fox picture “The Fan,” with Jeanne Crain, Madeleine Carroll, George Sanders, Richard Greene, Martita Hunt, John Sutton, Hugh Dempster, Richard Ney and Virginia McDowall. Screenplay by Walter Reisch, Dorothy Parker and Ross … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Samuel S. Hinds, Pasadena Playhouse Founder, Movie Actor

Samuel S. Hinds, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: This is an encore post from 2014. Some people are lucky enough to work in a profession doing something they love, offering both pleasure and satisfaction. Others work at jobs that allow … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1952 promotional film “Flight to the Future … to the World of Plastics,” or “The Wonderful World of Plastic,” as we’ve been calling it around the Daily Mirror HQ. With Noel Neill, Robert Lowery, … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s movie was the 1949 Warner Bros. picture “Flaxy Martin,” with Virginia Mayo, Zachary Scott, Dorothy Malone, Tom D’Andrea, Helen Wescott, Douglas Kennedy, Elisha Cook Jr., Douglas Fowley and Monte Blue. Written by David Lang, photographed by Carl Guthrie, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Chateau des Fleurs Provides Elegant French Style

6626 Franklin Ave., via Google Street View. Note: This is an encore post from 2015. Hollywood, California, exploded in population during the late 1910s and early 1920s with the influx of moving picture companies arriving in town and people looking … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1956 MGM picture “The Opposite Sex,” with June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan,  Ann Miller, Leslie Nielsen, Jeff Richards, Agnes Moorehead, Charlotte Greenwood, Joan Blondell, Sam Levene, Harry James, Art Mooney, Dick … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Shaw and Lee, ‘Nut’ Comedians

A still of Shaw and Lee from “The Beau Brummels” is featured in the promotional material for a special program honoring the 90th Anniversary of Vitaphone at TCM’s Classic Film Festival. Note: This is an encore post from 2016. Long … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood’s Salute to Atmosphere – The Afton Arms

A photo of the Afton Arms from the Hollywood Citizen, Jan. 25, 1925. Built in 1925 and advertising itself as modern and up-to-date, filled with every convenience, the aristocratic Afton Arms offered stylish living for aspiring entertainers and striving businessmen. … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1969 Columbia film “Model Shop,” with Anouk Aimee, Gary Lockwood, Alexandra Hay, Carol Cole, Tom Fielding, Severn Darden, Neil Elliot, Jacqueline Miller, Duke Hobbie, Anne Randall, Craig Littler, Hilarie Thompson, Jon Lawson, Jeanne Sorel … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1954 MGM picture “Green Fire,” with Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly, Paul Douglas, John Ericson, Murvyn Vye and Jose Torvay. Written for the screen by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. Music by Miklos Rozsa. Photographed … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1936 MGM picture “Tough Guy,” with Jackie Cooper, Joseph Calleia, Rin Tin Tin Jr., Harvey Stephens, Jean Hersholt, Edward Pawley, Mischa Auer and Robert Warwick. Original story and screenplay by Florence Ryerson and Edgar … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – The Hollywood American Legion: The House That Boxing Built

Hollywood American Legion Post 43, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: This is an encore post from 2013. World War I was a bruising, mentally jarring affair for returning American soldiers. Dazed, hardened, in pain, the men looked for an opportunity … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1959 Allied Artists picture “The Big Circus,” with Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, David Nelson, Adele Mara, Howard McNear, Charles Watts and the World’s Greatest Circus Acts. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood’s Little Country Church – Emblem of Bygone Days

Note: This is an encore post from 2013 Throughout its history, the city of Hollywood has seen much come and go in the name of “progress.” Instead of remodeling and reusing a historic structure, as is done in Europe or … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hermoyne Apartments, Regal Dowager on Rossmore Avenue

The Hermoyne Apartments, 569 N. Rossmore Ave., directly across from the Ravenswood Apartments, via Google Street View. Still as gorgeous and stately as when it opened in 1929, the Hermoyne Apartments at 569 N.Rossmore Ave. demonstrates the best in high-class … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1949 Columbia picture “The Crime Doctor’s Diary,” with Warner Baxter, Stephen Dunne, Lois Maxwell, Adele Jergens, Robert Armstrong, Don Beddoe and Whit Bissell. Screenplay by Edward Anhalt, story by David Dressler and Edward Anhalt, … Continue reading

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Remembering Herbert Berghof

Gary writes of Herbert Berghof, as seen in “5 Fingers.” In the mid late 1970’s I took some acting classes at HB Studios near my apartment in the West Village. For the most part we studied the Uta Hagen text … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Jacques Kapralik, Reading Between the Lines

While most people don’t recognize the name Jacques Kapralik, they recognize his wonderful art. One of the premiere key art illustrators at Hollywood’s motion picture studios in the 1940s and 1950s, Kapralik could do more with line and paper than … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1952 Twentieth Century-Fox picture “5 Fingers” (often rendered “Five Fingers”) with James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden, Oscar Karlweis, Herbert Berghof, John Wengraf, A. Ben Astar and Roger Plowden. Screenplay by Michael … Continue reading

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