Silent Film Stars

Dorothy Phillips

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Dorothy Phillips in 1919. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The training that the speaking stage affords is of untold value to the screen player. The audible stage is a splendid academy in which one may perfect his or her dramatic art. Drama is essentially the same, whether on the speaking stage or the screen. A good actor of the stage is always a better […]

Silent Film Stars

Charles Clary

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Silent film star Charles Clary (Bizarre Los Angeles)

CLARY MAIL GOES TO WRONG CLARY FAMILY Los Angeles Evening Express, Oct. 24, 1929 When mail intended for Charles Clary finds its way to the home of Charles Clary you might think that everyone would be satisfied. Yet, that is just what is the trouble. Charles Clary, of the movies, reported today that he is […]

Female Stars

Farrah Fawcett

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Farrah Fawcett's famous red swimsuit photo. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I was a little self-conscious probably because my smile is so big. I was very insecure. I did not like my legs. I was very shy.” — Farrah Fawcett Photo: Bruce McBroom   “You have to have something to play. You have to have character. I look at scripts differently today. I used to put […]

Silent Film Stars

Ormer Locklear

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Ormer Locklear (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Barnstormer and film actor Ormer Locklear attended a ball with his girlfriend, Viola Dana, at the Alexandria Hotel on Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12)1920. The event was thrown by film actor Wallace Reid. Locklear would die later that year in a plane crash while performing a stunt for the film “The Skywayman.”

Bizarre Personalities

Iris Tree

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The Poet Iris Tee (Bizarre Los Angeles)

We are the caretakers of empty houses, The moon leans her slender body against the door, But the lock is jarred with rust. The sun looks in through the window, But its closed shutters are as blinded eyes. Our souls are full of dead and beautiful things Like bowls of potpourri, A dust of petals Rustling […]

Forgotten Stars

Jill Esmond

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Jill Esmond (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The motion picture is so vast in scope, so willing to venture into untried fields, that I’m looking with eagerness to Hollywood as the emotional Eden to which I belong.” — Jill Esmond Source: 1931 Photo: Ernest Bachrach (1932)

Female Stars

Cyd Charisse

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“You know those shows where the censors label it ‘objectionable in part.’ Well, I’m always the part.” — Cyd Charisse Photo and quote: 1957

Silent Film Stars

Constance Binney

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Constance Binney (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“All I can say is that it is ecstasy and rapture and inward satisfaction, all combined, to a sublime degree. To know that your ambitions and lifelong dreams have finally been realized is a satisfaction beyond the description in more words. To know that you can make people smile and weep, feel sorry for you, […]

Forgotten Stars

Nancy Torres

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ACTOR JAILED IN ABDUCTION Frederico de la Vega Held on Girl’s Charges Los Angeles Times, May 11, 1933 Accused of kidnapping a pretty Mexican actress when she refused his escort, Frederico de la Vaga, Argentine actor, last night was in the West Los Angeles jail. His accuser is Nancy Torres, 22-years of age, recent arrival […]

Forgotten Stars

Lillian Lane

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Lillian Lane makes frequent trips to Africa on big game hunts. She has quite an enviable reputation as a huntress. When at home, in London, she is an actress. Lillian is just as good on the stage as she is with a big game rifle in her hands, in the country [sic] of Africa. — […]