Maria Frau (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Maria Frau

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Maria Frau was an Italian actress in the 1950s. Because Hollywood filmmakers larged ignored her, she never transitioned into a Hollywood starlet. In 1955, she was hailed as the “latest entrant in the don’t-you-think-that-she-outdoes-Gina-Lollobrigida? sweepstakes.” In 1957, her beauty was briefly compared to that of Dolores Del Rio. The same publicist also claimed that she […]

Sandra Shaw (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Sandra Shaw

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“Rocky Balfe was her name when she came to Hollywood not so long since but whoever heard of Rocky Balfe for a film starette? So it was changed to Sandra Shaw….” — Robert Grandon in 1932 FILM CONTRACTS APPROVED Screen Star Aunt Accompanies Girl Los Angeles Times, August 20, 1932 — Miss Sandra Shaw, slender […]