Peggy Shannon – Photos and Quotes

Peggy Shannon

“I’d love to be a star some day. What girl wouldn’t? A Hollywood star is one of the most glamorous careers a woman can have. But not now. I’d like to know what it’s all about first. I’d like to get the feeling of things out here, and to have the consciousness that I was capable in talking pictures first.”Peggy Shannon

Source: Mollie Merrick (1931)


Peggy Shannon

“I’m from Arkansas. You can bet I had to prune hat accent out for the New York stage.” — Peggy Shannon


Peggy Shannon

“I’m a child of New York, although not born there. I love cities – the bigger the better.”Peggy Shannon


Peggy Shannon Art deco

“Hollywood is a sort of Looking-Glass Town. They do everything backwards. If you try desperately hard to get somewhere, you find yourself farther and farther away from your goal; but if you decide it’s impossible and stop hoping, there you are at the winning line!”Peggy Shannon



Peggy Shannon (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“But Hollywood has been good to me, and I like it. In another year, I think I’ll know – whether or not I’m going to do all I want to do.”Peggy Shannon 

Source: Robbin Coons (1932)


Peggy Shannon

“They brought me to Hollywood to take Clara Bow’s place. Imagine that! I am as much like Clara Bow as onion soup is like a fine day. Both have their points, but –” — Peggy Shannon

Source: Alice L. Tildesley (1933)


Peggy Shannon (Bizarre Los Angeles)








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