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CaliNative Feb 17, 2022 2:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9538220)

"O" might also be Walter Pigeon, but my 1st guess was Tyrone Power.

Does anybody else think "B" might be (a young) Betty White? She started on TV in 1949 as a cohost of the show "Hollywood on Television" with Al Jervis on KCOP. They do have a TV above the bar (Madman Muntz model?) so they may have known her. Betty would have been about 26 or 27 in 1949.

Might "K" be a very blurry photo of Jimmie Stewart (??), but Ray Milland is also possible as Flying Wedge suggested. Very blurry. Unusual "me and my shadow" photo...most likely Milland.

Wild guess..could "C" be Lawrence Welk??? If there were bubbles I would say yes, but none. Also looks like someone else I recognize, but can't quite put my finger on it now. It will come to me later when I shake off my elder fog :wiseman:

Snix Feb 17, 2022 2:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9539487)
"O" might also be Walter Pigeon, but my 1st guess was Tyrone Power. Did anybody else think B might be Betty White? Was she known in 1949?

I'd like to suggest Cesar Romero for "S"

ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2022 3:04 AM

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:previous:

I think you're right, Snix. ....It seems obvious, now.




Could J be Maureen O'Hara?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...923/gDDjo4.jpg

or. .um. .Alexis Smith?





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ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2022 3:47 AM

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I happened upon photographs of Jane Greer (Out of the Past) at her home and with her husband(?).

The photographs are from something called a Key Book. (the pages are being sold separately)


This is how they appeared on eBay.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/CTt5ri.jpg
eBay



This one, being my favorite,. . .I enlarged. (tortured sentence, if there ever was one)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/4hYTeP.jpg




Here it is extra-large so you can snoop around inspect her Disney Tchotchkes.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/GM9gRu.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/rU7Av2.jpg


That's quite an assortment of things.....I spy everything from a bronzed baby shoe to a giant bullet!





More to come.
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ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2022 3:54 AM

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Mystery location.


Here is Ms. Greer outside her home.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/ck9prR.jpg
eBay

Does anyone knew where she lived in 1947?






This is what it says at the bottom of ea. page of the Key Book.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/PmkkNB.jpg

Note that the copyright is 1947 and the studio is RKO.

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ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2022 4:11 AM

One more page for tonight. :)


Mystery husband.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/CTt5ri.jpg
eBay



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/rm1wzc.jpg
eBay


Does anyone recognize this gentleman?


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CaliNative Feb 17, 2022 10:07 AM

Has "Madman" Muntz ever been discussed here? Probably the first salesman to use the pitch "I'm crazy so I give it away" with TVs and cars. "Crazy Eddie" back east redid it, but his company got into trouble for something or other back in the 1980s.

Bristolian Feb 17, 2022 5:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9539564)
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Here it is extra-large so you can snoop around inspect her Disney Tchotchkes.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/GM9gRu.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/rU7Av2.jpg


That's quite an assortment of things.....I spy everything from a bronzed baby shoe to a giant bullet!

It looks like among other things, Jane collected Disney figurines from Metlox Potteries that was located in Manhattan Beach. They had the license for ceramic figurines and produced many that are still sought after today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metlox_Pottery

https://i.imgur.com/DYDTV73.jpg?1eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/39364971862...p2047675.l2557

John Maddox Roberts Feb 17, 2022 5:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9539564)
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I happened upon photographs of Jane Greer (Out of the Past) at her home and with her husband(?).

The photographs are from something called a Key Book. (the pages are being sold separately)


This is how they appeared on eBay.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/CTt5ri.jpg
eBay



This one, being my favorite,. . .I enlarged. (tortured sentence, if there ever was one)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/4hYTeP.jpg




Here it is extra-large so you can snoop around inspect her Disney Tchotchkes.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/GM9gRu.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/rU7Av2.jpg



That's quite an assortment of things.....I spy everything from a bronzed baby shoe to a giant bullet!





More to come.
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The "giant bullet" looks like a 25mm cannon shell. Maybe her husband's souvenir from WWII?

Bristolian Feb 17, 2022 5:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9538220)

Is "D" Miley Cyrus?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Martin Pal Feb 17, 2022 7:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9538220)


Maybe "K" is someone from "The Shadow." Wasn't that a radio series, or movie serial, at that time?

riichkay Feb 17, 2022 8:08 PM

Could J be Maureen O'Hara?

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds


Scratch "J" off the unknown list, e_r's guess of Maureen O'Hara is spot-on....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

CaliNative Feb 18, 2022 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9540291)
Maybe "K" is someone from "The Shadow." Wasn't that a radio series, or movie serial, at that time?

The Shadow Knows... When I was a kid and saw all these photos in a restaraunt, I wondered and would ask my parents whether this meant the stars had eaten there, and if signed, were these the actual signatures of these stars and an endorsement by the stars that this was a good place to eat...or did the owner forge the signatures? I was a skeptical kid, mainly because I couldn't imagine a rich and famous star eating in the places we were eating. I mean the middle of the hot smoggy San Fernando Valley...NoHo and Van Nuys...why would somebody like Spencer Tracy or Kate Hepburn be eating there? My parents said that there were movie studios all around, even in the Valley, and some stars even lived in the Valley, were ordinary flesh and blood people, and sometimes got hungry and went out to eat. My parents were wise. But I still thought to myself, if I had lots of money like Bob Hope of Toluca Lake, who lived not far from where we lived, why would I live in the hot, smoggy Valley?

Godzilla Feb 18, 2022 3:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 9540062)
The "giant bullet" looks like a 25mm cannon shell. Maybe her husband's souvenir from WWII?


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/GM9gRu.jpg





Projectile might be a once-common 50 caliber bullet-lighter. Stylish Hammond clock. ;)



https://img0.etsystatic.com/060/0/90...16462_y6mr.jpghttps://img0.etsystatic.com/060/0/90...16462_y6mr.jpg




https://i.pinimg.com/originals/70/a8...7b58b8cf02.jpghttps://i.pinimg.com/originals/70/a8...7b58b8cf02.jpg

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qskaSRkns...f-the-Past.jpghttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qskaSRkns...f-the-Past.jpg

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qskaSRkns...f_the_past.jpghttps://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qskaSRkns...f_the_past.jpg

ethereal_reality Feb 18, 2022 6:47 PM

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We first visited the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Foundation back in 2012, Here. ...It still stand at 3121 East Olympic Boulevard, LA.

A couple of days ago some excellent negatives- that we haven't seen on NLA- were listed on eBay. (I believe they have already been sold)



#1...From a distance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/XK8cwS.jpg
eBay






#2...From across the street....

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/yOtWz2.jpg
eBay

I love the old cars parked in front of it.





#3...The pool.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/IdlHVa.jpg





#4...The playground.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/7lGB3s.jpg

Besides the gas station and welding company. .there appear to be a restaurant as well. (see detail below)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/ycZtvY.jpg

That's convenience for you. . .dine while your item is being welded.




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odinthor Feb 18, 2022 8:04 PM

:previous:

Some more on the Center and Costello:

https://i.postimg.cc/LXNVsWzK/Costel...1945-10-28.jpg
LA Times, 10/28/1945, projected appearance of the center.

It opens:

https://i.postimg.cc/x883NPRk/Costel...1947-5-4-b.jpg
LA Times, 5/4/1947

The city buys it:

https://i.postimg.cc/ZnQF8y7w/Costello-LAT-1950-2-3.jpg
LA Times, 2/3/1950

How the center came about:

https://i.postimg.cc/MZ3D2h61/Costel...-1943-11-5.jpg
LA Times, 11/5/1943

Where it happened:

https://i.postimg.cc/026C8cjF/Costel...gridge-Ave.jpg
gsv, 4124 Longridge Ave., Van Nuys

ethereal_reality Feb 18, 2022 11:00 PM

:previous:

Thanks, odinthor.

That's such a sad story about Lou Costello's young son drowning in the family pool. :(




Here's the front entrance of the foundation as it looks today.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Tug7q3.jpg
GSV

See that little sign about the door.



It is now the Costello Senior Citizen Center. (at least this part is)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/iSxQot.jpg
detail






The pool is still there but not in use.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Dv08Rm.jpg


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RudyJK Feb 19, 2022 3:17 AM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;9538220].
What we have so far. . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/jx7K4A.jpg


The Huntress, Livingston Dr. and 2nd St., Long Beach on Aug. 1, 1949

Could C be Cornel Wilde? (not this headshot, but...)
https://alchetron.com/cdn/cornel-wil...esize-750.jpeg

odinthor Feb 19, 2022 5:57 AM

Let's not lose track of:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 9539104)
Or could G be William Demarest? Is this image the same as photo G?

And could C be Macdonald Carey?

K is tough. My best guess is Ray Milland.

It looks to me as if Demarest is right for G.

K does look very Milland to me. Milland has a 1944 film, So Evil My Love, which seems to rely on a lot of shadows (at least in the PR shots) . . .

https://i.postimg.cc/6TxG0LK5/Milland-So-Evil.jpg
from https://trailersfromhell.com/so-evil-my-love/

JimCraig Feb 19, 2022 1:26 PM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;9542137]:previous:

Thanks, odinthor.

That's such a sad story about Lou Costello's young son drowning in the family pool. :(




Here's the front entrance of the foundation as it looks today.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Tug7q3.jpg
GSV

See that little sign about the door.



It is now the Costello Senior Citizen Center. (at least this part is)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/iSxQot.jpg
detail

That makes sense. All of the youth grew up and are now senior citizens.


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