Diana Lorys (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Diana Lorys

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DIANA LORYS  (1940-) Diana Lorys was born Ana María Cazorla Vega on October 20, 1940, in Madrid, Spain. She obviously patterned herself after Gina Lollobrigida because she adopted Lollobrigida‘s modeling name “Diana Loris” when she embarked on her own modeling career in the early 1960s. Her beauty led to supporting film roles in Salto Mortal […]

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Horror of Party Beach 1964 (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Horror of Party Beach – 1964

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“It’s the voodoo, Dr. Gavin. It’s the voodoo, I tells ya!”  — line from The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

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June Knight (Bizarre Los Angeles)

June Knight

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“I had my eye on a picture career, but I had my own idea of how to get there. I secured a job as a member of the dancing stock company at Warner Bros. studios when musicals were all the rage. I watched the mistakes of others and made mental notes of them. Then the […]

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Diora Baird (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Diora Baird – photos and quotes

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“My mom was a model and then became a makeup artist, so I pretty much grew up on set. I modeled for most of my childhood, but I was incredibly shy. Like, couldn’t speak in public kind of shy. So, of course I ended up an actor. That’s how it goes, right?” — Diora Baird […]

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"Who's afraid of being typecast as a super-hero? If you have to be typecast, take super-hero or Egyptian goddess." -- JoAnna Cameron (Bizarre Los Angeles)

JoAnna Cameron – Isis

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“Who’s afraid of being typecast as a super-hero? If you have to be typecast, take super-hero or Egyptian goddess.” — JoAnna Cameron   “I was raised north of Colorado. We lived out in the sticks, in the farm belt. So snakes never bothered me.” — JoAnna Cameron     “I think the biggest things was […]

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Jane Hamilton (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Jane Hamilton

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“Another likely prospect for future screen honors is Jane Hamilton, 20-year-old Baltimore girl, who already has had more than a year’s experience before the cameras. So far Jane‘s activities have been confined to appearing in the elaborate dance numbers of numerous musical productions. This experience, however, has taught her much about camera technique. Golden blond, […]

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Elizabeth Allan (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Elizabeth Allan

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“Being English, I always find out about American women before I launch into a description of my chief hobby, or shall I say my principal diversion? You see, I am entirely mad about your California, because here I can do what I have always wanted to do – spend all my leisure in the open. […]

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Mary Eaton (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Mary Eaton, Ziegfeld Star

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Mary Eaton, Ziegfeld Star The Cincinatti Enquirer (Dec. 2, 1923) Mary Eaton is a featured player appearing with Eddie Cantor in the new Ziegfeld musical production, “Kid Boots” …. When Miss Eaton was first engaged by Mr. Ziegfeld for the Follies of 1921, she was known primarily as a dancer. Mr. Ziegfeld, however, realized that […]

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Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Robert De Niro – photos and quotes

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“I am a New Yorker. I just feel that you have so many things in New York that you don’t have in other places. But New York is just a unique place, that’s why a lot of people come here to find themselves. They come from all parts of the world, from all parts of […]

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Black Legion in Los Angeles, circa 1936

Bizarre Tales: BLACK HOOD LINK SOUGHT IN ARRESTS – 1936

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BLACK HOOD LINK SOUGHT IN ARRESTS Suspects Taken at Beach Talks of Masks and Legion Lends to Arrests on Ocean Park Pier LOS ANGELES TIMES (August 30, 1936) —Plans for the organization either of a Black Legion terrorist unit in Santa Monica or of a counter society to combat it led to the arrest yesterday […]

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