Forgotten Stars

Martha Hyer – photos & quotes

Martha Hyer

“I’m having too much fun looking for a husband to worry about catching one.”Martha Hyer 

Source: James Bacon (1959)
Photo: 1954

 

Martha Hyer“Cheesecake is now my favorite dessert.”Martha Hyer

Source: William Glover (1954)

Photo: Bert Six (1954)

 

Martha Hyer“For two years, I played cowboy sweethearts and posed for holiday pictures. Then I spend a couple of more years running around the world, chasing film roles from Australia to Africa. Now I want to settle down and become an actress, preferably a good one and also preferably a glamorous one.”Martha Hyer 

Source: 1954

Photo: Bert Six (1954)

 

 

Martha Hyer

“But it was the old Hollywood story: Once you’re cast as the cold woman, producers can’t see you any other way. It got so bad that fans would write me: ‘What’s wrong with you? How come you can’t hold your man?’ So I made a New Year’s resolution – no more unsympathetic women – not even for a million dollars a picture. It’s an axiom for male stars in this business to always get the girl. From now on, I’m going to get the man. That’s the only way to become a big star.Martha Hyer

Source: 1961

Photo: 1962

 

Martha Hyer

“In those days all the big studios had hundreds of girls under contract. It was easy to get a girl a contract and then drop her six months later. Now the studios don’t have these contract girls anymore. And producers don’t want to invest their own money in such things.”Martha Hyer

Source: 1964

 

"I would love to make a film with Elvis Presley. That way you are seen by all sorts of audiences, Some kids are introduced to me and they ask have I made a picture with Elvis or been in a horror film and I when I say no they're just not interested." -- Martha Hyer (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I would love to make a film with Elvis Presley. That way you are seen by all sorts of audiences, Some kids are introduced to me and they ask have I made a picture with Elvis or been in a horror film and I when I say no they’re just not interested.”Martha Hyer

Source: 1964

Photo: Wallace Seawell

 

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