Gloria DeHaven (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gloria DeHaven

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“I had the privilege of watching great actors at MGM. That was better than going to any class. Today kids struggle – they have to be waitresses and bartenders while waiting to get a break. Every hour at MGM was a joy! My years there were golden, a wonderful time! I will never regret one […]

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Romaine Fielding (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Romaine Fielding

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“As you see, I am a very busy man and find my happiness in my work – for I don’t do much playing. I believe that it is well to think and think carefully, but many people make the mistake of thinking too much at one time. A thinker is like a stomach: it can’t […]

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"I was always the one getting caught by the giant hand. That was the most bizarre." -- Deanna Lund of "Land of the Giants."(Bizarre Los Angeles)

Deanna Lund

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“I was always the one getting caught by the giant hand. That was the most bizarre.” — Deanna Lund Source: 2007 Photo: Land of the Giants (1968)   “To show up on that set every week sort of made all the long hours and the lack of wonderful dialogue ald all the rest of the […]

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“The more patiently you advance on that elusive thing called success, the more lasting and durable that success will be. To those crashing the gates of filmdom, I’d say to take it easy!” – Mady Christians (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Mady Christians

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“The more patiently you advance on that elusive thing called success, the more lasting and durable that success will be. To those crashing the gates of filmdom, I’d say to take it easy!” – Mady Christians

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George Ovey (Bizarre Los Angeles)

George Ovey

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“George Ovey is a funny man. There are lots of men on the stage who are able to make people laugh, but the number of men who can raise a laugh naturally, without forcing it, may be counted upon the fingers of one hand. George Ovey is one of them.” — press release from 1911 […]

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Paul Panzer (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Paul Panzer

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“In the first place, I haven’t attempted to do anything I can’t do. For instance, I don’t try to tell an assortment of alleged funny stories, for I tell my audiences, they can probably tell me a good deal better and newer stories than I can tell. Then, again, I make apologies for any breaks […]

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Maria Alba (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Maria Alba

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“‘Mata’ in my language means ‘to kill.’ If someone should mispronounce, it would be veree bad luck.” – Maria Alba (real name: Maria Casajuana), expressing her unhappiness with Fox Studio’s attempt to rename her “Marta.” She was a stenographer from Barcelona who was signed by Fox in 1927 after winning a beauty contest. However, Fox had problems […]

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“My life has been about surviving. Along the way I became an artist. Music became first my refuge, and then – my salvation.” — Lena Horne (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Lena Horne

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“My life has been about surviving. Along the way I became an artist. Music became first my refuge, and then – my salvation.” — Lena Horne Source: David Cuthbert (1996) Photo: Clarence Bull (1942)  

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Kitty Gordon (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Kitty Gordon

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“A homely husband is the best husband. Imagine a husband so busy thinking of his own looks he would have no time to think of your comfort. Besides, what woman wants to find herself married to a man that every other woman is trying to get away from her? When a sensible woman married for […]

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Virginia Dale (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Virginia Dale

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“Didn’t I ever tell you about my lamb’s foot? They started me off as a toe dancer when I was 9. I slaved and slaved at it, hating every minute. I tried everything I could think of to get out of it. Then I got blood poisoning in one foot –Imagine how wonderful. They had […]

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