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Marilyn Monroe – Photos and Quotes

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Bizarre Los Angeles MARILYN MONROE 1952 FRANK POWOLNY

“All this publicity makes me a little shy and afraid. I’m afraid that people will expect too much of me, right now when I’ve only started my acting career.” — Marilyn Monroe in 1952. Photographer: Frank Powolny (1952)   “My father’s occupation is listed as ‘baker’ on my birth certificate, but that isn’t why they […]

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Luise Rainer – Photos and Quotes

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Luise Rainer

“Hollywood is apt to make one lose perspective on life. It takes a steady hand to keep your sense of balance – you’ve got to use four-wheeled brakes on yourself. Otherwise, you can easily wreck your career.” — Luise Rainer Source: Marie Canel (1935) Photographer: C.S. Bull (1935)   “All my photographs flatter me. I […]

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Death of an Era 1980

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In 1980, artist Don Shuler dropped an oversized steel nail from a crane into a 1959 Cadillac sedan on the Cal State Dominguez Hills campus. He called his performance art “Death of an Era.” To pay for the event, he stripped the Cadillac and sold its parts as souvenirs. (Photographer: Mike Mullen / LAPL 00078270)