George Ovey (Bizarre Los Angeles)

George Ovey

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“George Ovey is a funny man. There are lots of men on the stage who are able to make people laugh, but the number of men who can raise a laugh naturally, without forcing it, may be counted upon the fingers of one hand. George Ovey is one of them.” — press release from 1911 […]

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Paul Panzer (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Paul Panzer

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“In the first place, I haven’t attempted to do anything I can’t do. For instance, I don’t try to tell an assortment of alleged funny stories, for I tell my audiences, they can probably tell me a good deal better and newer stories than I can tell. Then, again, I make apologies for any breaks […]

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Maria Alba (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Maria Alba

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“‘Mata’ in my language means ‘to kill.’ If someone should mispronounce, it would be veree bad luck.” – Maria Alba (real name: Maria Casajuana), expressing her unhappiness with Fox Studio’s attempt to rename her “Marta.” She was a stenographer from Barcelona who was signed by Fox in 1927 after winning a beauty contest. However, Fox had problems […]

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“My life has been about surviving. Along the way I became an artist. Music became first my refuge, and then – my salvation.” — Lena Horne (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Lena Horne

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“My life has been about surviving. Along the way I became an artist. Music became first my refuge, and then – my salvation.” — Lena Horne Source: David Cuthbert (1996) Photo: Clarence Bull (1942)  

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Kitty Gordon (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Kitty Gordon

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“A homely husband is the best husband. Imagine a husband so busy thinking of his own looks he would have no time to think of your comfort. Besides, what woman wants to find herself married to a man that every other woman is trying to get away from her? When a sensible woman married for […]

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Virginia Dale (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Virginia Dale

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“Didn’t I ever tell you about my lamb’s foot? They started me off as a toe dancer when I was 9. I slaved and slaved at it, hating every minute. I tried everything I could think of to get out of it. Then I got blood poisoning in one foot –Imagine how wonderful. They had […]

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"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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