Marie Wilson

Marie Wilson – photos and quotes

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“When my father died, he left mother some money for me. About $11,000. I’d always been movie-crazy and I wanted to come to Hollywood. Mother – oh, mother’s sort of naive – said yes, and we came. We rented this house, and we bought furniture – yes, the same we have now – and bought a big car, and had my teeth fixed, and mother’s, and stocked the pantry with canned goods, and I even paid a doctor – in advance – for taking care of us. We had a house for a year and the rent was paid; we had food; and dental and medical care; and a car and – oh, yes, a new mink coat. I nearly wore myself out spending all that money in two weeks, but there was just one thing I forgot…

“Gasoline. I forgot you need it to run a car.

“Yes, and that was how I got started in pictures. I was stalled, gas-less, out front and Doug Churchill (of the New York Times), who lives nearby, pushed me into my garage. He introduced me at a studio and I got my first extra work…”Marie Wilson (1916-1972)

Source: Robbin Coons (1939)
Photographer: Elmer Fryer

 

THE CHARGE OF THE POWDER PUFF BRIGADE ltor JANE WYMAN, SHIRLEY LLOYD, ANN NAGEL, MARIE WILSON, LINDA PERRY, JANE BRYAN, ROSALIND MARQUIS AND CAROL HUGHES,

“Hollywood’s full of blue-eyed blondes – and dumb ones at that. But by being 10 times dumber than any of the others I’ve kept the casting directors beating a path to the Wilson door.”Marie Wilson

Source: Virginia MacPherson (1946)

Photo: Jane Wyman, Shirley Lloyd, Ann Nagel, Marie Wilson, Linda Perry, Jane Bryan, Rosalind Marquis and Carol Hughes

 

Marie Wilson

“If a girl has a well-developed…ah…personality, she should be allowed to show it.”Marie Wilson

Source: Virginia MacPherson (1946)

Photographer: Wallace Seawell

 

Marie Wilson

“If you have a line of goods that brings in the customers, it doesn’t help business any to keep your stock hidden away on a back shelf. Now does it?”Marie Wilson

Source: Virginia MacPherson (1946)

 

Marie Wilson “My only objection to the movies is they don’t allow my talents full sway.”Marie Wilson

Source: Virginia MacPherson (1946)

Photographer: Wallace Seawell (1940)

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