Rachel Miner (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Rachel Miner

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 “Across the years I’ve always been interested from almost an anthropological point of view about what this fame phenomena is, I’ve tried to understand it from all different ways, and there is an oddity, which is, you know, when people, one side gets to know a person who’s on television or something, and the person […]

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"I came to Hollywood, sang for the National Broadcasting Company, got a screen test and here I am." -- Janet Blair (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Janet Blair

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“I came to Hollywood, sang for the National Broadcasting Company, got a screen test and here I am.” — Janet Blair Source: 1942 Photo: George Hurrell (1943)    

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Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney – photos and quotes

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“If one critic says I over-act, and 15,000 fans say it’s okay, I’m gonna study Andy Hardy again so I can keep on muggin’.” – Mickey Rooney Source: Robbin Coons (1938) “How’d I get in pictures? Well, I won a contest for a tough kid. They picked me out as the toughest, but I’m really […]

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The Pueblo Motor Hotel in Eagle Rock (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Then and Now: The Pueblo Motor Hotel

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The Pueblo Motor Hotel (built in 1957 according to Redfin) now appears to be the address of a senior living center known as the Alma Lodge. The location is in Eagle Rock.

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Gladys George (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gladys George

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“Gladys George, with seven suitcases, three trunks, a typewriter and a Persian cat, arrived tonight from New York to make her debut on the screen.” — The Los Angeles Times, May 25, 1934 Photographer: Hal Phyfe

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Gloria Dickson (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gloria Dickson

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“Like Jim Braddock did in prize fighting, I also worked hard and got a break. Jim got lean and tough doing hard physical work. I became alert and more earnest by working in the federal theater project among people who were very serious about acting. These people were not softened by easy living – they […]

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Broncho Billy Anderson (Bizarre Los Angeles)

G.M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson

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“I’ve always been something of a Lone Ranger.” — G.M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson Source: Bob Thomas (1958)  

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Ketti Gallian (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Ketti Gallian

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“It is all triste – quite, quite triste. Nozzing I do is ze quite of all right. Ketti Gallian must be all of a done over. ‘It is like ze Americain girls you must be, Ketti,’ they say to me. I am playing in ‘The Ace’ in London when I am changed ze whole life. […]

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"Plump? Don't be polite at the expense of the truth. I'm fat out here [San Francisco] and thin in the East. If I train down to thinness here, I'll be a skeleton to Broadway when I get back." -- Louise Dresser (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Louise Dresser

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“Plump? Don’t be polite at the expense of the truth. I’m fat out here [San Francisco] and thin in the East. If I train down to thinness here, I’ll be a skeleton to Broadway when I get back. Odd, isn’t it, that so few people are satisfied with themselves? The fat people want to be […]

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Fred Ko Vert

Fred Ko’Vert – Tragic Hollywood Drag Queen

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Frederick Ko’Vert (also spelled Frederic Ko Vert and Kovert) (1901-1949) was a female impersonator, male dancer/instructor, costume designer and silent movie player. In 1921, he got his big break after he wowed Fox Studio producers with his peacock costume and accompanying dance. He was then hired to cast, train and choreograph 36 dancers for the […]

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