“Cleopatra was loads of fun. But the costumes, while they were very beautiful, were heavy and some of them difficult to move about in. I am rather glad to be mousey for a while.” – Claudette Colbert
Source: Elizabeth Borton (1934)
Photo: Cleopatra (1934)
“I have an ordinary face. I guess it lends itself equally well to comedy or tragedy.” – Claudette Colbert
Photographer: Charles Sheldon (1930)
“I’ve always believed that acting is instinct to start with; you either have it or you don’t.” — Claudette Colbert
“Most of us don’t know about happiness until it’s over.” — Claudette Colbert
Paper dolls of Anita Page and Claudette Colbert from 1931.
A scene from The Sign of the Cross (1932). With Fredric March.
Colbert’s Hollywood Hills home.
“It took me years to figure out that you don’t fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it.” – Claudette Colbert
Artist: Ernest Schuessler. Year: 1934. Oil. A publicity portrait used to promote the Paramount picture, Cleopatra.
“There are some people in this world who can cope with departures, and there are others who cannot. I am definitely one of the cannots. I don’t know why it is but there is a certain hysteria whenever I leave a place. Even if it’s only the studio commissary where I have dropped in for a cup of tea. I’m sure to have left my gloves behind. I suppose I am just not psychologically prepared to leave places. That’s the reason I am never on time.” — Claudette Colbert
Source: Liza (1938)
Photo: Eugene Robert Richee (1938)