“Don’t make faces unless they’re pretty ones.” — Bebe Daniels
Source: Antoinette Donnelly (1925)
“I’m so glad I am a star I can hardly tell you about it. I love it. I either love or hate things, you know. I love acting.” – Bebe Daniels in 1921.
At the time, she was being promoted as “the good little bad girl.”
“Come to Los Angeles and you can drive my car all summer and we’ll have a wonderful time!” — Bebe Daniels, shortly before ending her PR tour through Texas, her native state.
Source: Ft. Worth Star Telegram, January 2, 1921
Here is an extremely obscure celebrity recipe that I don’t think has ever been posted online (until now). It originally appeared in a an October 26, 1921, newspaper article.
Bebe Daniels’ Spanish Rice (I’m basically reformatting it without changing any ingredients or cooking instructions).
2 cupfuls of rice
1 small onion, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons of California chili pepper, chopped fine.
3 tablespoons of sugar.
Wash the two cupfuls of rice and place in skillet of hot grease. (Do not boil or steam rice.) Stir in teaspoon of salt and finely chopped onion. In a separate dish, prepare tomatoes, butter, chili pepper, a dash of black pepper, and sugar. Pour mixture into hot rice and cook slowly until well done.
Nice People (1922). A lost film. With Julia Faye.
“Oh, please see the publicity director. I don’t like to talk about myself.” — Bebe Daniels
“What I have is mostly tied up in real estate. Probably I could live comfortably on it if other income stopped, but only by selling. And selling would mean a loss, not a profit.” — Bebe Daniels
Source: Hubbard Keavy (1931)
“The laborer puts all his energy into his work, doesn’t he? So does the motion picture player. The distinction between them is that, the laborer drives his own car to work; the star employs a chauffeur. The laborer dines out of his lunch pail; the star dines in her dressing room or the studio cafe. The laborer works eight hours a day, then goes home around five in the afternoon; the star works from ten to eighteen hours daily…then goes home to memorize lines for the next day’s job.” – Bebe Daniels
While this comparison applied to working motion picture players, most people don’t realize that production crews worked six day weeks back then.
Source: Valentine Lyon (1932)
Photo: Elmer Dyer (1932)