Edna Purviance

Edna Purviance – photos and quotes

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“Perhaps I shall never be a great success, but whatever success that I may have I shall attribute to Mr. Chaplin. It was Charlie who gave me my first chance. It was he who directed me over the rough spots, who always was patient and painstaking with me, who coached me, who encouraged me and without […]

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William S. Hart – photos and quotes

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“The Western drama will never die. It may languish at times; it may give way to the temporary popularity of other sorts of plays, but it will never vanish either from the legitimate stage or the screen.” — William S. Hart   “The West has given America its only real romantic period which reached its […]

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Dustin Farnum

Dustin Farnum – photos and quotes

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“When I first adopted the movies – or they adopted me – I was vigorously denounced by my contemporaries. I still have a number of letters written me several years ago by prominent actors and actresses, calling my ‘abandonment’ of the legitimate ‘disgraceful’ and ‘a prostitution of art’ as well as other disagreeable things. Since […]

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Geraldine Farrar

Geraldine Farrar – photos and quotes

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“I don’t believe that the people would really have any interest in seeing me in pictures. They came to the Metropolitan to hear me sing, but if I should lose my voice overnight, do you think they would still come to see me? No! And they would make unkind remarks, too; I am afraid I […]

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Lois Weber directing

Lois Weber – photos and quotes

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“I like to direct, because I believe a woman, more or less intuitively, brings out many of the emotions that are rarely expressed on the screen. I may miss what some of the men get, but I will get other effects that they never thought of.” — Lois Weber Source: L.H. Johnson (1915)   “You […]

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Lottie Pickford

Lottie Pickford – photos and quotes

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“Last January I came out to California with Mary and the Famous Players. I like the work in Los Angeles, but I knew there was no chance of getting very far with that company as long as they were featuring Mary. One Pickford at a time is enough for any company to feature; so the […]

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Mack Sennettt

Mack Sennett – photos and quotes

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“The way to write a good moving picture comedy is first to get your idea; you’ll find that either in sex or crime. Those two fields are the great feeding grounds of funny ideas. Having found your hub idea, you build out the spokes; those are the natural developments that your imagination will suggest. Then […]

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Pauline Frederick

Pauline Frederick

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“If I hadn’t gone into the movies, I might never had discovered that a day is made up of morning, afternoon, and evening, instead of afternoon, evening, and night. I never before realized that there was such an hour as nine A.M. I realize it bitterly now that I have to get to the Famous […]

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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 Share

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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)   Hobart Bosworth‘s residence at 236 S. Rampart Boulevard in 1915. […]

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