Forgotten Stars

Mary Doran – photos and quotes

"You see, I am modern, incurably, unquenchably modern." -- Mary Doran (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“You see, I am modern, incurably, unquenchably modern.”Mary Doran

 

Mary Doran (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I suppose I just didn’t come up for air. At any rate, finally someone remarked rather tartly, ‘if you know so much about it, why don’t you go out and become an actress?’” – Mary Doran in 1928, explaining why she decided to leave Columbia University and give acting a try.

 

"I came out here to educate the movies and now they're educating me." -- Mary Doran (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I came out here to educate the movies and now they’re educating me.”Mary Doran

Source: Dan Thomas (1929)

Photographer: Ruth Hariet Louise

 

 

Mary Doran (Bizarre Los Angeles)“I’m not kidding you, I mean that seriously. A girl has to be 10 times as versatile in pictures as she does on the stage. One the stage you set a reputation for playing a certain type of role and you keep playing it year after year.”Mary Doran

Source: Dan Thomas (1929)

 

"I was really beginning to fear that I'd be catalogued as a hard-boiled type." -- Mary Doran (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I was really beginning to fear that I’d be catalogued as a hard-boiled type.”Mary Doran

Source: Jerry Hoffman (1930)

 

Raquel Torres and Mary Doran (Bizarre Los Angeles)

With Raquel Torres, circa early 1930s.

 

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