“I think my best experience was at [Al] Christie’s in comedies. In comedies you do everything; leading ladies just look pretty and stand about.” – Colleen Moore
Photographer: Nickolas Muray
“Not that I ever worked in a furniture shop, or anything like that – but just the same, I can spot a good bed instantly. I always know right away of they have the best springs or if they’re camouflaged.” — Colleen Moore
Photo: Charles Sheldon
At the Ambassador Hotel in 1922.
“The flapper has charm, good looks, good clothes, intellect and a healthy point of view.” – Colleen Moore
“I believe the idea that flappers of today are worse than those of previous generations is due chiefly to the enormous amount of publicity given them these days. I sincerely believe that at heart they are no different.” — Colleen Moore
Her Wild Oat (1927). Directed by Marshall Neilan.
Synthetic Sin (1929)
“Two years ago my motion picture career ended suddenly. Contrary to public opinion, my career ended because I had always planned that it would end when my contract was finished. But most unfortunately for my self-esteem, that contract came to its conclusion at a time when silent picture stars were making their talking picture debuts.
“I made two talking pictures, and both of them were terrible. They would have been terrible silent pictures too, because the stories were weak and meaningless. As a consequence of the two bad pictures, and by abrupt retirement from the screen, people said I had failed in talking pictures.” — Colleen Moore
Source: James M. Fidler (1932)
Photo: George Hurrell