"Mary Garden has had nearly everything in her time that a star desires. Yes, even a voice." -- Mary Garden (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Mary Garden

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“Mary Garden is jealous of no one. The world well knows who created the roles of Salome and Aphrodite. I may be getting old now, but these persons who have accused me of being jealous are amusing. Mary Garden has had nearly everything in her time that a star desires. Yes, even a voice.” — […]

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Lloyd Hughes (Bizarre Los Angeles)

LLoyd Hughes

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“Women are the most chronic hero worshippers. And because they persist in trying to make the man of their choice worthy of this worship there’s many a poor devil who could be happy as a floorwalker of a department store, but is forced to go through life accepting the hero’s homage for something he did […]

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"The only thing I want to be is a good actress. I am my own worst critic. I have done nothing yet that I can really say is good in my eyes. I always see room for improvement. But I believe that you can have anything in the world if you go after it hard enough. And I am going to try." -- Pauline Garon (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Pauline Garon

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“The only thing I want to be is a good actress. I am my own worst critic. I have done nothing yet that I can really say is good in my eyes. I always see room for improvement. But I believe that you can have anything in the world if you go after it hard […]

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"I had a need to make contact with people. It was really a very loney life all those years in the business." -- Rhonda Fleming (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Rhonda Fleming

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“I had a need to make contact with people. It was really a very loney life all those years in the business.” — Rhonda Fleming Source: 1983 Photo: Ed Cronenweth (1951)  

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Harriet Hammond (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Harriet Hammond

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EXPLOSION COSTS MOVIE STAR HER JOB; SHE’S SUING PRODUCERS FOR $118,500 New York, August 6, 1922 – (Central Press) – Beauty – of the feminine variety – is coming higher these days, at least in the estimation of its possessors. In fact the latest quotation on one fair face, including a more or less liberal […]

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3828 Whittier Blvd in 1915 and today. Bizarre Los Angeles.

L.A. Then and Now: 3828 Whittier Blvd

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Theodore Schilling and Sons was a plumbing company located at 3838 Stephenson Avenue in Los Angeles. Above the store is the office of Charles Ross Clapp,a physician and surgeon, who apparently didn’t have a doctor’s degree. Both business were in operation in 1915. Below appears to be the same building today at 3828 Whittier Blvd. […]

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“I try to like everyone, but if I don’t like a person, I just naturally can’t make a fuss over him no matter how much it might mean to me in a professional way.” – Sally Blane in 1930. Bizarre Los Angeles.

Sally Blane

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“I try to like everyone, but if I don’t like a person, I just naturally can’t make a fuss over him no matter how much it might mean to me in a professional way.” – Sally Blane in 1930. Blane, real name Elizabeth Jane Young, had three sisters: Polly Ann, Georgiana and Loretta Young. Quote source: Newspaper […]

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Lupita Tovar (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Lupita Tovar

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The Mexican film legend was the mother of ‘Imitation of Life’ star Susan Kohner and grandmother of screenwriters Chris and Paul Weitz. Hollywood Reporter,  Nov. 13, 2016 by Mike Barnes Lupita Tovar, the Mexican actress who starred in the 1931 Spanish-language version of Dracula that was shot concurrently with the famed Bela Lugosi version, has died. She was […]

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Turtle Racing in Los Angeles. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Bizarre Tales: Turtle Racing Med Acquitted

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TURTLE RACING MEN ACQUITTED Jury Disagrees on Guilt of Hollywood Promoter Sixteen Others, Including Tod Sloan, Freed Civic Federation Strikes at New “Option” Scheme LOS ANGELES TIMES – September 8, 1932 –Disagreeing as to the guilt of Douglas Hertz, turtle-race promoter, a jury in Municipal Judge Clarke’s court yesterday found sixteen other defendants, arrested at […]

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Barbara Worth (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Barbara Worth

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Barbara Worth’s fame was largely overshadowed by the popular novel and film, The Winning of Barbara Worth, which had no connection to her. She was born Verna Louise Dooley in 1906 but it is not clear where. Press releases and early U.S. Census records claim that she was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1906. Her death […]

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