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Margaret Livingston – photos & quotes

Margaret Livinston

“Instinctively, I was not born a flapper, but instead, just a normal girl. Neither have I, during my screen career, struggled to achieve flapperdom. But flappering has been thrust upon me. Therefore, with me, flappering is a business.”Margaret Livingston

 

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"There's no such thing as the old-style vamp - there never was. But a vamp is only a girl with a lot of bills and no one to pay them, and no vamp in real life or on the screen is going to get anywhere without a sense of humor!" -- Margaret Livingston (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“There’s no such thing as the old-style vamp – there never was. But a vamp is only a girl with a lot of bills and no one to pay them, and no vamp in real life or on the screen is going to get anywhere without a sense of humor!”Margaret Livingston

Source: Alice L. Tildesley (1926)

 

 

Margaret Livingston

“To get away with the naughty, naughty siren nowadays you must play her as a comedy vamp, who lures men with a twinkle in her eye, for everyone in the audience then knows that she is just out for a good time, and they can like her in spite of it.”Margaret Livingston

Source: Alice L. Tildesley (1926)

 

Margaret Livingston Hell's Four Hundred

“I begged off from anymore vamp roles, at least for the present. I believe that it is a mistake for anyone to play one type of role, especially that of a film vampire, for any length of time. If one continues, it means that the end of her film career is in sight; that her fame, fortune and happiness will be very short-lived. Take Barbara La Marr and Nita Naldi as examples. I want to become a real comedienne. The public wants to be entertained, and if you don’t entertain people they’ll soon tire of you. I want to become the screen’s female Harold Lloyd. Fox is very considerate in letting me choose my film vehicles, and I have already worked out my own ideas for my next picture.”Margaret Livingston

Source: Betty Blair (1926)

Photo: Hell’s Four Hundred (1926)

 

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