Directors/Producers

Ray Harryhausen – Monster Maker

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"I storyboard every sequence that I work on. It’s all storyboarded ahead of time so that we have a minimum of waste. We were always working on tight budgets so we have to have a minimum of waste. We seldom overshoot if we can help it."-- Ray Harryhausen (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I storyboard every sequence that I work on. It’s all storyboarded ahead of time so that we have a minimum of waste. We were always working on tight budgets so we have to have a minimum of waste. We seldom overshoot if we can help it.”— Ray Harryhausen Source: Chris Neumer       “I […]

Silent Film Stars

Bessie Learn

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Bessie Learn (Bizarre Los Angeles)

NUMBERS HER ADMIRERS BY THE MILLIONS Bessie Learn Rises to the Topmost Heights of Popularity. Aug. 15, 1915 That five feet of femininity, even “with heels” should – could – rise to such heights of popularity as has the dainty little Edison ingenue lead, Bessie Learn, is a picture paradox – but no mirage. Her […]

Celebrity Portraits

Diana Rigg – photos and quotes

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"I decided to try and become commercial for a change. The trouble with staying with a classical company is that you become known as 'a lady actress.' No one ever thinks of you, except for parts in long skirts and blank verse." -- Diana Rigg (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I decided to try and become commercial for a change. The trouble with staying with a classical company is that you become known as ‘a lady actress.’ No one ever thinks of you, except for parts in long skirts and blank verse.” — Diana Rigg   “It’s true, I loved the excitement that went with […]

Forgotten Stars

Eva Six

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Eva Six (Bizarre Los Angeles)

New Hungarian Star Comnines Assets of Marilyn, Zsa Zsa Eva Six Is Appearing in ‘Bikini’, Story Of World II, Not Swimwear by James Bacon (A.P. Movie-T.V. Writer) Hollywood (AP) – Eva Six is a shapely Hungarian actress who looks like Marilyn Monroe and talks like Zsa Zsa Gabor. It follows naturally that in her American […]

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Eva Gabor

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"I like ze professional publicitee. You do not read zat I am woz zis man and zat man. When ze critics say zat Eva Gabor is a heckuvan actress and a fine kid, I enjoy zat. I do not enjoy reading zat I am dining wiz some jerk." -- Eva Gabor (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I like ze professional publicitee. You do not read zat I am wiz zis man and zat man. When ze critics say zat Eva Gabor is a heckuvan actress and a fine kid, I enjoy zat. I do not enjoy reading zat I am dining wiz some jerk.” — Eva Gabor Source: Erskine Johnson (1953) […]

Forgotten Stars

Janet Munro

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Janet Munro (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“What impresses me the most about America is the friendliness of people and the fine treatment given an artist.” — Janet Munro (or her publicist) in 1959.

Forgotten Stars

Jeanne Aubert

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"But I am not acting. I change myself. Simply it is that I am like that. I mean that I become so. When I am those women, it is a mood, many moods. All, all different. It is not just the one thing that you change to be so - the makeup - the hair dress - clothes -. Indeed no. You change all - your feelings, how you do things! Change utterly all of you." -- Jeanne Aubert (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“But I am not acting. I change myself. Simply it is that I am like that. I mean that I become so. When I am those women, it is a mood, many moods. All, all different. It is not just the one thing that you change to be so – the makeup – the hair […]

Silent Film Stars

Dorothy Davenport

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Dorothy Davenport (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“A member of a family that has been prominent on the American stage for many years, Dorothy Davenport has been engaged as a regular member of the Lasky Feature Play Company, and is busy on two elaborate productions in which she has leading roles, at the studios in Hollywood, Cal….Miss Davenport is a daughter of […]

Silent Film Stars

Leah Baird

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"I write mush and melodrama. I love melodrama myself, and I have no secret disrespect for my audience when I regale them with it. I don't feel that I am at all condescending." -- Leah Baird (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I write mush and melodrama. I love melodrama myself, and I have no secret disrespect for my audience when I regale them with it. I don’t feel that I am at all condescending.” — Leah Baird Source: Jack Jungmeyer (1924)