Martha Mansfield

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Mystery Of What Burned Martha Mansfield To Death How Were They Kindled, and by Whose Hand — the Flames That So Strangely Wrapped the Lovely Young Film Star in Their Cruel Embrace and Quickly Killed Her? The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 30, 1923 As her thousands of sorrowing admirers already know, Martha Mansfield, the charming young […]

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"I certainly didn't think 'X-Files' would be a seemingly lifelong job. I didn't realize that signing my contract would lead to all of this. It's been a little bigger, let's say, than I expected." -- Gillian Anderson (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gillian Anderson – photos and quotes

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“I certainly didn’t think ‘X-Files’ would be a seemingly lifelong job. I didn’t realize that signing my contract would lead to all of this. It’s been a little bigger, let’s say, than I expected.” — Gillian Anderson     “I don’t think anybody can be as prepared as they need to be to deal with […]

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Marion Leonard (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Marion Leonard

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“…Marion Leonard had become the best know actress of the movie world. She was even more popular than Florence Lawrence and Mary Pickford…Miss Leonard is said to have been the first actress before the camera to receive a salary of $1000 a week. It was in 1913 that she signed a contract for 42 weeks […]

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Gale Storm (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gale Storm

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“At the time I was so impressed, I didn’t see the humor in the name Gale Storm. It was so exciting and so thrilling. It’s like a Cinderella story.” — Gale Storm, aka Josephine Cottle. Source: Dennis McLellan (1988) Photo: 1946    

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Evelyn Greeley

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“Accident creates more chances than anything else. My best advice is for the young woman who wants to get on, to keep going to the studios and trying to get a place in mob scenes. If she is fairly good-looking and wears clothes well, she has a good chance to get in the line. Keep […]

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"I hate cats." -- Sylvia Mangano (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Silvana Mangano

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“I hate cats.” — Sylvia Mangano Photo: Peter Basch

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"None of us knew anything in those days. Mr. Griffith always called us young ladies and she saw to it that we never smoked or drank or played cards. We didn't anyway." -- Miriam Cooper (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Miriam Cooper

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“None of us knew anything in those days. Mr. Griffith always called us young ladies and she saw to it that we never smoked or drank or played cards. We didn’t anyway. We didn’t have beaus, except Dorothy Gish, who was going with Bobby Harron; we’d come to the set looking like tramps, our shoes […]

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Lillie Christine, "The Cat Lady" (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Lilly Christine – “Cat Girl”

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Lilly Christine (sometimes spelled “Lillie”) was a popular burlesque performer of the late 1940s and 1950s. Her real name was Lilliana Christina and she came from Buffalo, New York. She stood 5′ 6.5 inches and had blue eyes. Her Hollywood credits include My Wild Irish Rose and Two Guys from Texas. She played on Broadway […]

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"Welcome to my boudior...our special hideaway." -- Voluptua in 1954. Bizarre Los Angeles.

Gloria Pall – Voluptua

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Hollywood – (U.P. by Aline Mosby) December 16, 1954 — The latest gift to local television viewers is a buxom blonde in a negligee who kisses the TV screen and murmers “Welcome to my boudior…our special hideaway.” The bosomy beauty, called Voluptua, is a new star on the local ABC TV station that already has […]

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Virginia Warwick (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Virginia Warwick

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SCREEN ACTING LURED VIRGINIA FROM THE WAVES From the waves to the field of dramatic acting! Washington Herald, Feb. 26, 1922 Virginia Warwick, one of the famous Mack Sennett bathing beauties, she of the dark, vivacious eyes, deserted the lure of the swimming tank and the sandy beach to appear in one of the stellar […]

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