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“I think all I really have is sincerity, That’s what has carried me through the change from silents to talkies. My voice has been criticized, brutally sometimes, and I think I’ve gotten by only because I am sincere.”Janet Gaynor

Source: Robbin Coons in 1932.

 

Janet Gaynor (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Urged by my parents, I gave up a business career and moved to Hollywood, determined to try for a place in motion pictures. I was fortunate enough to get work as an extra and soon was playing ‘bits.’ From these I graduated to comedy leads and later to leading romantic roles.”Janet Gaynor

Source: Frank Grosjean (1931)

"Urged by my parents, I gave up a business career and moved to Hollywood, determined to try for a place in motion pictures. I was fortunate enough to get work as an extra and soon was playing 'bits.' From these I graduated to comedy leads and later to leading romantic roles." -- Janet Gaynor (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I was just a conventional little girl from Philadelphia who wanted to have fun, but my stepfather put me into extra work, then got me some bit parts for $50 a week, and Fox called me to do a test for ‘The Johnstown Flood.’ And after the test, they signed me to a five-year contract.”Janet Gaynor

Source: Rex Reed (1980)

 

 

Douglas Fairbanks Janet Gaynor“Naturally, I was thrilled but being the first year, the Academy Awards had no background or tradition, and it naturally didn’t mean what it does now. Had I known then what it would come to mean in the next few years, I’m sure I’d have been overwhelmed. At the time, I think I was more thrilled over meeting Douglas Fairbanks.”Janet Gaynor

 

Janet Gaynor William Mortensen

“I don’t believe that black is black or white white. Which makes everything confusing. I don’t believe in people any longer, not as I did. I know, now, that I can count my real friends on the fingers of one hand – and have some fingers to spare.”Janet Gaynor

Source: Gladys Hall (1933)
Photographer: William Mortensen

 

Janet Gaynor (Bizarre Los Angeles)

 

Janet Gaynor

“None of us see ourselves as others see us. To me and my mirror I may be a great tragedienne, but if the people visualize me as something else, my job is to continue.” — Janet Gaynor

 

Janet Garynor Charles Farrell

Janet Gaynor and I were always receiving wedding-anniversary presents in the mail, care of the studio. The fans didn’t even know what date our anniversary fell on, which is logical, since we were never married.”Charles Farrell

 

Janet Gaynor

“I don’t mind it when they write that I’ve grown up. Of course, I’m grown up. Anyone who saw Seventh Heaven [1927] should understand that I must be grown up by this time. But I really make an honest effort at sincerity – both on the screen and off – and if my efforts are not entirely successful, it’s not because I don’t try.”Janet Gaynor in 1935.

 

 

 

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