“She swims like Annette Kellerman, drives a machine like Barney Oldfield, fences like Piquard, boxes like Willie Ritchie; and as for bust-tricks of the range from throwing broncos: she was taught all the lariat to ‘bulldogging’ a steer by Tom Mix. She holds the unique distinction of being the first lady to ever perform the […]
“Actresses are supposed to act and yet the most difficult thing is to remember not to act. I get before the camera. ‘Eva,’ says Director Victor Seastrom, ‘your lover is leaving you. You will never see him again. Your heart is broken.’ I begin to feel heartbroken, and then I all tighten up. ‘Stop the […]
The first English word Hungarian silent film star Lya de Putti learned when she came to America to make movies was “Applesauce,” which was 1920s slang for “nonsense.” De Putti was the subject of many sensational stories in Europe before coming to Hollywood. Below is one of those stories. There is no author to […]
“I was raised on plots and I decided that too much plot in a given picture was a waste of footage. The result was that I stressed characterization. This is the reason that the players who portrayed parts in the pictures which I made became famous. The plot was forgotten, but the character remained in […]
“Human interest humor is rapidly coming into its own in motion pictures. This type of humor is constructive because it builds a character and aids in the logical development of a story, whereas mechanical ‘gags’ are usually diverted from the main theme.” — Jack Mulhall Source: 1927 High Speed (1917). Co-starring Fritzi Ridgeway.
“Meet Kristine Miller, who was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Denmark and is now proudly a citizen of the U.S.A. “The statuesque blonde with the international background stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 118 pounds, wears size 14 dress and can’t make up her mind whether her eyes are gray or blue. “Born […]
“There’s no such thing as acting on the screen, it’s just projecting oneself.” — Tony Curtis “Tony and I had wonderful times together; it was an exciting, glamorous period in Hollywood. We had 10 good years together, and a lot of great things happened, most of all, two beautiful children….Early poverty affected Tony and […]