Emma Carus

Emma Carus – Vaudeville and Stage Star

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“The fifteen or twenty minutes that I spend on the stage each afternoon and evening is really the easiest part of my work.” — Emma Carus  Source: 1909 Photo: 1909

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Hobart Bosworth

Hobart Bosworth

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“I love motion pictures and believe in them. I have upheld them with my voice on the lecture platform and with my pen. All my life seems to have been in preparation for them.” — Hobart Bosworth Source: 1916 Photo: Joan the Woman (1916)

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Maud Allan Salome

Maud Allan

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“My Salome costume seems to me far more decent than those directoire dresses, or the bathing garments worn by respectable women – who have no intention of bathing in them – on the beach. And I am sure, quite sure, it is more decent than some of the gowns worn in opera houses. I feel […]

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Jackie Coogan

Jackie Coogan

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“People ask me advice about being successful. I have only one thing to tell them – save your money.” — Jackie Coogan Source: William Glover (1966)

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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

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“I have spent a goodly part of my life in study and research. During the last thirty years I have read every single piece of literature on the subject of Spiritualism that I could. I have accumulated one of the largest libraries in the world on psychic phenomena, Spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, demonology, evil spirits, etc. […]

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Mary Alden

Mary Alden

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“Age has not the sprightliness of steps that youth possesses. It has lost the swagger and sureness of trend. This point can be easily exaggerated, but there’s a happy medium that must be considered in playing the role of a person in the after years of life.” — Mary Alden Source: 1924 Photo: Witzel Alden […]

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Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford – photos and quotes

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“We were pioneers in a brand-new medium. Everything’s fun when you’re young.” — Mary Pickford   “There’s something about a typewriter that upsets me. It looks as if it is going to bite me – I don’t know – I really detest it.” – Mary Pickford Source: Kevin Brownlow’s Mary Pickford Rediscovered    “Mary had her […]

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Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

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“I never approved of talkies. Silent movies were well on their way to developing an entirely new art form. It was not just pantomime, but something wonderfully expressive.” — Lillian Gish

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Larry Semon

Larry Semon

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“After all, we were put on earth to make others happy, and if we are blessed with a funny face, we should consider it an honor to use it in making others laugh.” — Larry Semon in 1920.

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Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle – Photos & Quotes

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“The same plot can be done over and over again in the so-called features but the comedy without new gags is a failure. That’s why most comedy directors, after a while in the business, go around talking to themselves instead of giving out interviews. It’s a hard life.” – Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle in 1919.   […]

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