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Conchita Montenegro – Photos and Quotes

Conchita Montenegro

“I much prefer to work in American films because I like the men better. They are more romantic – or anyway it is easier to think of them in a romantic way. Of course, American pictures offer greater opportunities for success, too. But even if they didn’t I would rather work in them.”Conchita Montenegro

Source: Dan Thomas (1930)

Photo: George Hurrell

 

Conchita Montenegro

“There was a definite cause for my bad luck. It was – too much good luck when I was totally unprepared for it. The trouble was that I’d not been brought up to respect other people’s opinions, or to work.”Conchita Montenegro, explaining why her screen career quickly fizzled at M-G-M in the early 1930s.

She was labeled as being too difficult.

Source: Ben Maddox (1934)

Photo: George Hoyningen-Huene (1930)

 

Conchita Montenegro

“But mentally I was unprepared for a Hollywood career because I was arrogant. I was high-hat. Soon I bumped up against the orders of others….When the studio asked me to go to a hairdresser to try new coiffures I was insulted! When I was asked to play a scene differently than I imagined it, I felt like a servant. I resented advice. I had never been criticized before.”Conchita Montenegro

Source: Ben Maddox (1934)
Photographer: George Hurrell (1931)

 

The Cisco Kid 1931

The Cisco Kid (1931). With Warner Baxter and Edmund Lowe.

 

Conchita Montenegro 1932

Photo: Hal Phyfe (1932)

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