Phyllis Haver – photos and quotes

Phyllis Haver 1927

“People think I’ve been sitting pretty ever since that bit in ‘The Christian’ took me out of slapstick comedy. That’s far from the truth. I’ve had a long, hard struggle all the time. Two or three pictures a year don’t keep the wolf far from the door. In this game you need break after break, not just a break. I’ve had luck, but it hasn’t all been good.”Phyllis Haver, a former Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty, who successfully made the transition from comedy shorts to feature films in the 1920s.

Source: Malcolm H. Oettinger (1928)


Ben Turpin and Phyllis Haver at the Beach. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Ben Turpin serenading Haver wit bagpipes on the beach.


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Phyllis Haver

“A great deal is said about the ‘flapper’; what about the ‘cakeater’ and the ‘jellybean’? No one makes any alarmning cry about ‘what is happening to our manhood?’ Instead, the jolly, little, fun-loving flapper is held up before the public gaze.”Phyllis Haver

Source: 1924


Phyllis Haver

“I went into the movies because I wanted to act. There are 50 other reasons generally given, but in my case, I was caught by the glamour of the screen – and I am still enmeshed in it. Whenever I told people all that I thought it would mean to work in pictures, they said I was suffering from day dreams – that nothing ever turned out as one expected.”Phyllis Haver

Source: 1928

Photography Prints

Phyllis Haver

Circa 1928.

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