Tag Archives: #Orson Welles

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1949 film Black Magic, with Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff, Frank Latimore, Valentina Cortese, Margot Grahame, Stephen Bekassy, Berry Kroeger, Gregory Gay (later Gaye) and Raymond Burr.

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Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – ‘I Lost My Girlish Laughter’

Note: This is an encore post from 2012. The book is being republished Nov. 5, 2019, by Vintage. Stories about Hollywood have always been popular among American readers. Early fan magazines included fictional stories about the crazy and glamorous life … Continue reading

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July 15, 1947: Orson Welles Films ‘Macbeth’ on Tight Deadline

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Over at Republic Studios, master showman Orson Welles is engaged in an enormous stunt: He has promised to film “Macbeth” in 24 days (later cut to … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Too Much Johnson’ Introduces Orson Welles’ Talent

  Joseph Cotten, left, in “Too Much Johnson.” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened their salute to Orson Welles Saturday, May 3, 2014, by screening the first films ever made … Continue reading

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LAPD Women Join Marines

Aug. 21, 1943: Two women from the LAPD are joining the Marines: Lucy White, 26, who works in the fingerprinting department, and Margaret Davis, 22, of the record bureau. Judge Benjamin J. Scheinman is leaving the municipal bench to join … Continue reading

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Jean Renoir, Orson Welles and the Dim Remembrance of Things Past

Journalists are fond of telling and retelling their favorite war stories. These are raucous tales of daring exploits — usually mixed with strong drink — of great personal heroism, of triumphs on deadline and other various noble achievements, often involving … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

I came across this photo in the archives and thought I’d share it. This is Orson Welles at the Stork Club in New York in early 1946. Who’s the blonde?   Los Angeles Times file photo   Virginia Mayo? Interesting … Continue reading

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