Silent Film Stars

Edith Johnson

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Edith Johnson (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“It has become almost impossible for young women without previous theatrical experience to secure engagements in motion picture productions. Long lists of experienced theatrical people are waiting for engagements and there is little opportunity for the amateurs to gain a livelihood via motion picture acting. And some of these girls would be sadly disillusioned, too, […]

Silent Film Stars

Edith Roberts

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Edith Roberts (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Women have a greater psychic sense than men. I believe this is due to the fact that women so long have been classed as the weaker sex, and they found it necessary to arm themselves with subtle weapons tet the superior physical power of the male. And they found that their strongest weapon would be […]

Silent Film Stars

Dorothy Phillips

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Dorothy Phillips in 1919. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The training that the speaking stage affords is of untold value to the screen player. The audible stage is a splendid academy in which one may perfect his or her dramatic art. Drama is essentially the same, whether on the speaking stage or the screen. A good actor of the stage is always a better […]

Silent Film Stars

Charles Clary

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Silent film star Charles Clary (Bizarre Los Angeles)

CLARY MAIL GOES TO WRONG CLARY FAMILY Los Angeles Evening Express, Oct. 24, 1929 When mail intended for Charles Clary finds its way to the home of Charles Clary you might think that everyone would be satisfied. Yet, that is just what is the trouble. Charles Clary, of the movies, reported today that he is […]

Silent Film Stars

Orner Locklear

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Ormer Locklear (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Barnstormer and film actor Orner Locklear attended a ball with his girlfriend, Viola Dana, at the Alexandria Hotel on Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12)1920. The event was thrown by film actor Wallace Reid. Locklear would die later that year in a plane crash while performing a stunt for the film “The Skywayman.”

Bizarre Personalities

Iris Tree

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The Poet Iris Tee (Bizarre Los Angeles)

We are the caretakers of empty houses, The moon leans her slender body against the door, But the lock is jarred with rust. The sun looks in through the window, But its closed shutters are as blinded eyes. Our souls are full of dead and beautiful things Like bowls of potpourri, A dust of petals Rustling […]

Silent Film Stars

Constance Binney

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Constance Binney (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“All I can say is that it is ecstasy and rapture and inward satisfaction, all combined, to a sublime degree. To know that your ambitions and lifelong dreams have finally been realized is a satisfaction beyond the description in more words. To know that you can make people smile and weep, feel sorry for you, […]

Forgotten Stars

Nancy Torres

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ACTOR JAILED IN ABDUCTION Frederico de la Vega Held on Girl’s Charges Los Angeles Times, May 11, 1933 Accused of kidnapping a pretty Mexican actress when she refused his escort, Frederico de la Vaga, Argentine actor, last night was in the West Los Angeles jail. His accuser is Nancy Torres, 22-years of age, recent arrival […]

Forgotten Stars

Lillian Lane

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Lillian Lane makes frequent trips to Africa on big game hunts. She has quite an enviable reputation as a huntress. When at home, in London, she is an actress. Lillian is just as good on the stage as she is with a big game rifle in her hands, in the country [sic] of Africa. — […]

Forgotten Stars

Grace Bradley

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Grace Bradley (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’ve always been an avid reader. I’ve been known to read as many as three books in one day…especially Russian psychology. The Russians have such a capacity for unhappiness. Their books are full of it. So is their music with all its plaintive minors. I studied piano, you know.” — Grace Bradley Source: Lyle Rooks […]