Creature from the Black Lagoon kissing

Creature from the Black Lagoon

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On the set of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). The Gill-Man was actually played by two people: the dry land creature was played by Ben Chapman and the underwater creature was played by Ricou Browning.   Notice the Gill-Man’s eyes? They were a fixed permanent part of the suit in the original film, which […]

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Colorado Street Bridge

Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge

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Bizarre Tales: Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge Wed. 27, 1927– Pasadena, CA– Twenty-two sticks of dynamite were found planted beneath the famous Colorado street bridge yesterday, revealing what may have been an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the span. The dynamite sticks had been lashed together and to them was attached a time fuse, which had failed to […]

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Madeleine Carroll

Madeleine Carroll

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“Being an actress is like living in a show window. It’s the price you pay.” — Madeleine Carroll Source: Joan King Flynn (1949)

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Lucille Ricksen

Lucille Ricksen

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“I have always been cast to play a mean little snip. Of course, I am proud to have been given the part and I have enjoyed it immensely, but would you believe it? People actually think I am myself just what I play. And it hurts me. I don’t like to be despised and hated. […]

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Lola Lane

Lola Lane

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“It seems so impossible that I ‘m afraid I’m going to wake up some day and find myself back in that little Iowa theatre again. You know, it took an awful lot of nerve to write [Hollywood star-maker] Gus Edwards that I was so good. Maybe I could do it again, but I doubt it.” […]

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Margaret Perry

Margaret Perry

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“You know what I want to do? I want to play in pictures by day and on stage by night. They took some tests for pictures in New York, and they were pretty good….And by and by, maybe I’ll be known as Perry…like Garbo and Bernhardt, you know.” — Margaret Perry Source: Alma Whitaker (1930)

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Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

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“This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them. Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for artificiality of the masses all over the world.” — Lionel Barrymore   Night […]

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Julia Faye

Julia Faye

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“I was never one of Mr. Sennett’s bathing girls like Gloria Swanson, Phyllis Haver, Mary Thurman and the others. I was usually the vamp.” — Julia Faye Source: Harold Heffernan (1955)

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Hollywood Speakeasy Prohibition

Bizarre Tales: Speakeasy Murder of Eddie Diggins

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Bizarre Tales: HUNT SLAYER OF MOVIE STUNT MAN Famous Cinema Figures Involved In Fatal Row At Hollywood Night Club HOLLYWOOD, March 26, 1927 –(UP)—Equipped with a list, said to include several prominent screen and stage actors, detectives began a search here today for eye-witnesses to the murder of Eddie Diggins, movie stunt man and former prizefighter. […]

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Roscoe Karns

Roscoe Karns – photos and quotes

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“Taxicab driver phoned me one night. He was in some sort of jam and couldn’t take his cab out that night to work. He wanted to know if I’d drive the cab for him. Another time, a woman called up and asked me to be a fourth at bridge. A friend of hers had failed […]

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