Forgotten Stars

Edna Mayo – photos and quotes

Edna Mayo

“I rise about 7 every day and eat a very light breakfast. I come immediately to the studio, where I work until noon, or thereabouts. My luncheon is a bowl of soup, or a chicken sandwich – maybe two chicken sandwiches – maybe something else I fancy, but anyway nothing very heavy. I work all the afternoon. About 7 in the evening I eat a very good dinner. You should see my scandalous appetite then! I go early to bed – and that’s my day, and practically all my other days. Isn’t that thrilling?”Edna Mayo

Source: Johnstone Craig (1916)

 

Edna Mayo

“At first I used to fret dreadfully because I couldn’t go to parties and dances; but now – well, I’ve got my little way of doing things, and I’m quite contented. I don’t believe that any girl who wants a career can attempt society in any degree whatever. She’s got to bring to the studio every morning a new load of pep for that particular day, and she certainly can’t  scatter her charm before the camera and under the stars at the same time. I do go to the theatre. That’s may one evening dissipation. I think it’s part of my work to see good plays.”Edna Mayo

Source: Johnstone Craig (1916)

 

Edna Mayo

“I spend almost everything I make – and I mean every cent, too – on my clothes. Nothing ‘makes over’ successfully. The women will get you every time on your repeats….The only things that one can make over are black satin and black net. Do you remember the motion picture days when a lace curtain made a vampire?”Edna Mayo 

Source: Johnstone Craig

 

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