“The studio thought I should be glamorous because because they were trying to make me another Garbo, which I could never be….Because my face was long and narrow, and my accent was heavy, they decided I was like her. They bleached my hair and made me up to resemble her. That was all wrong. I am a very different person, not the glamorous type at all.” – Tala Birell, who was born in Romania.
Source: Alice L. Tildesly (1937)
“Do you know there is much less ambition in Europe. Here it is so – how do you say – it climbs so high there is never any end.” — Tala Birell.
Source: Lyle Rook (1935)