“Call it self-confidence. Call it cockiness – call it anything, but it has always been true of me that when I get an idea by the coattails I can’t let go. I choke it to death.” – Frank Sinatra Source: Louella Parsons (1943) Photographer: George Hurrell The buzzer to Frank Sinatra’s home at 2666 […]
“I didn’t want to be just another blond in the movie world, brought out to be slapped into a bathing suit, perched in a cherry tree to be photographed and then sent back to New York.” — Jan Sterling (1921-2004) Quote: 1947 Photo: 1952
The Nu-Pike Amusement Park’s Double Ferris Wheel in Long Beach, CA, circa 1960.
“I never met Harry Cohn until he decided to change my name. My real name is Marilyn Novak and much to my horror, I discovered I was to be billed as ‘Kit Marlowe.’ Jack Lait, then the publicity head, had the whole campaign ready. ‘Can’t you see it?’ he said to me. ‘When you were […]
Time traveling back to 1965. Oh, wow! Look at the Los Angeles City Hall!
The Hollywood Flower Pot in 1920. One source said that the shop was once located at 1124 N. Vine Street while another source said it was located at 1100 N. Vine, which would have been the corner of Vine St. and Santa Monica Blvd. (LAPL 00042105)
The Hollywood Storage Co. Building, located at 1025 N. Highland Ave at the corner Highland and Santa Monica Blvd. Back in the day, the building housed radio station KMTR, which belonged to the Los Angeles Evening Herald at the time. Photo is from November of 1929.
“It felt, to me, like a permanent cocktail party, without the drinks. Acting took me away from real life to a pretend life. I wanted that real life back. I am not a dedicated actress, I’m afraid. I never have been.” – Julie Christie
“Oh, vamping is so much fun….Vamps are usually so, well, so voluptuous.” – Pauline Starke
“When I see Maria Montez on the screen she is so beautiful – I gasp. I look and I look. And I say that gorgeous creature. She is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. Then I look at her again. Then I look in a mirror, and that gorgeous thing – she is […]