Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda

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“The lady who wear my turban, my funnee shoes and my treek jewelry, she gotta have the skinny face and the big-a-mouth like me, eh? After all, how would I going to look in hoop-skirts and Watteau hats, huh?” — Carmen Miranda Source (and accent): Duncan Underhill (1941) Photo: 1941

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Bristol Farms Chasen's

Allegedly Haunted: Bristol Farms (aka Chasen’s)

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Allegedly haunted: Bristol Farms (formerly Chasen’s) – 9039 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood. The following article comes from the Los Angeles Times.  I have not determined the accuracy of the paranormal claims.: Chasen’s: The Legend Continues The Storied Restaurant is Still a Movie Star Haunt August 25, 2002|MICHAEL T. JARVIS Like errant tankers and small planes […]

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Ned Sparks

Ned Sparks

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“There’s a well thought-out reason for Ned Sparks. I met him first years ago in the character of a night clerk at a small mid-western hotel, one of the grouchiest, grumpiest, most inhospitable persons that I have ever seen, inside or outside a hotel. He stared at me belligerently when I went up to the […]

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Ray Bolger Scarecrow Wizard of Oz

Ray Bolger

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“This much I do know. I’m to do ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ I’m looking forward to this because I feel it can be a highly amusing and successful picture. I’m not sure whether I will play the Scarecrow or the Tin Woodman. Both are swell parts and if they keep it in a light vein, […]

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Dick Walker Lion Tamer

Dick Walker – Jungleland Lion Tamer

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“They would murder me if they thought I was afraid of them. And I’ll tell you the truth – I am. Man, when I’m in there with those cats, I’m acting.” — Dick Walker, the resident lion tamer at Jungleland in Thousand Oaks. Here he is in 1960, preparing for an appearance at a fair […]

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Morosco Film Company

Then and Now: Morosco Photoplay Company

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The Morosco Photoplay Company, a small silent film production studio, incorporated in late 1914. It then built its studio at 201 N. Occidental Blvd. Today, the original entrance building is part of Occidental Studios. Oliver Morosco, who ran the studio in its early years, partnered with Paramount Pictures to bring many East Coast theatrical stars […]

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Bob Hope

Bob Hope

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“I’ve been in this game long enough to realize there’s no such thing as a new quip….The object is to make a quip sound fresh by giving it a new turn, or tying it up with modern slang or situations in the news.” — Bob Hope Source: Irving Wallace (1940) Photo: 1939

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Martha Hyer

Martha Hyer – photos & quotes

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“I’m having too much fun looking for a husband to worry about catching one.” — Martha Hyer  Source: James Bacon (1959) Photo: 1954   “Cheesecake is now my favorite dessert.” — Martha Hyer Source: William Glover (1954) Photo: Bert Six (1954)   “For two years, I played cowboy sweethearts and posed for holiday pictures. Then […]

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Priscilla Dean

Priscilla Dean 

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“I’ve a reputation for temperamental display. Surely, I have an awful temper. But I’ve tried to be a good sport. I don’t ‘show off’ just to make a fuss. When I cut loose it’s because I feel I have a just grievance.” — Priscilla Dean  Source: Myrtle Gebhart (1924)

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Michael Rennie

Michael Rennie

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“Only a few of my films ever made any real impression. I never really cared about acting at all.” — Michael Rennie

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