Gloria DeHaven (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gloria DeHaven

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“I had the privilege of watching great actors at MGM. That was better than going to any class. Today kids struggle – they have to be waitresses and bartenders while waiting to get a break. Every hour at MGM was a joy! My years there were golden, a wonderful time! I will never regret one […]

"I was always the one getting caught by the giant hand. That was the most bizarre." -- Deanna Lund of "Land of the Giants."(Bizarre Los Angeles)

Deanna Lund

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“I was always the one getting caught by the giant hand. That was the most bizarre.” — Deanna Lund Source: 2007 Photo: Land of the Giants (1968)   “To show up on that set every week sort of made all the long hours and the lack of wonderful dialogue ald all the rest of the […]

Paul Panzer (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Paul Panzer

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“In the first place, I haven’t attempted to do anything I can’t do. For instance, I don’t try to tell an assortment of alleged funny stories, for I tell my audiences, they can probably tell me a good deal better and newer stories than I can tell. Then, again, I make apologies for any breaks […]

Maria Alba (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Maria Alba

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“‘Mata’ in my language means ‘to kill.’ If someone should mispronounce, it would be veree bad luck.” – Maria Alba (real name: Maria Casajuana), expressing her unhappiness with Fox Studio’s attempt to rename her “Marta.” She was a stenographer from Barcelona who was signed by Fox in 1927 after winning a beauty contest. However, Fox had problems […]