Olga Petrova

Olga Petrova – photos and quotes

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“You have never seen a film in which I took part. Fate willing, you never will.” – Olga Petrova   “There is little to be learned from a happy, romantic life.” — Olga Petrova   “The tragedy is ever greater than the comedy. Would you trade Hamlet for Falstaff, Macbeth for the Dromios, Jean Valjean for […]

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House Peters

House Peters – photos and quotes

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“Maybe I would have been an outlaw, or something, if my father hadn’t uncoaled my arsenal and granted me a session in the garret, with an ancient razor-strop as the third principal in the scene. Did it ever occur to you what destinies may lie concealed in an old razor-strop intimately applied? Imperial Caesar, dead […]

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Marjorie Daw – photos and quotes

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  “Miss Farrar saw me one night in ‘Out of Darkness,’ which I did with Charlotte Walker. She said very nice things to me next day when I met her at the studio. I had been worshiping her a long time, of course, like all the girls at the studio, and I used to walk back […]

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Theodore Roberts

Theodore Roberts – photos and quotes

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“A few years ago motion picture producers regarded youth and beauty as the prime essentials to successful film plays. Youth and beauty are glorious things but they have their limitations. Without real ability as an added accomplishment they can go only so far. Producers of the early days of motion pictures who held to that […]

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Owen Moore

Owen Moore – photos and quotes

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“I was born in Ireland, December 21, 1887, but came to America when eleven years old. I lived with my family, in Toledo, Ohio, until I went on the stage; then home was where I hung my hat. As to my stage experience, that’s easy – just drifted into it, playing in stock and Broadway […]

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Dorothy Gish

Dorothy Gish – photos and quotes

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“Really, I never do anything exciting that is worth writing about. I guess I am a poor subject….My diary would be similar to this. I arise in the morning, eat breakfast hurriedly, rush down to the studio, work all day, come home, take a cold shower, eat dinner, go to a Motion Picture show, read […]

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Viola Dana

Viola Dana – photos and quotes

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“Imagination is a wonderful companion. It is life with me and I never enjoy myself so much as when I am acting before the camera.” — Viola Dana   “The parts I like best are the most emotional ones, those in which I have the wildest range for characterization, regardless of what I am to […]

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Wallace Reid

Wallace Reid – photos and quotes

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“I was born in St. Louis and attended the Peabody School there until I was about seven. My family then moved to New York, and my prep school was the New Jersey Military Academy, at Freebold, but I finished at one of the smaller Eastern schools in Pennsylvania. In 1900, I left home and went […]

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Mae Marsh

Mae Marsh – photos and quotes

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“I had always wanted to act and used to go home and mimic the people I had seen before a mirror. I wanted to be like Lovey, too, but I was an awful gawk I suppose, like most growing girls.” — Mae Marsh Source: Frederick Brooke (1914)   My sister didn’t think that I really […]

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Sessue Hayakawa

Sessue Hayakawa – photos and quotes

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“Do the Japanese like foreign drama? Oh, very much indeed; that is, serious drama. They do not care for your comedy, not even Shakespeare’s. Probably comedy is too local in its significance. They are beginning to love the Russian drama also. Tolstoi’s ‘Resurrection’ made a bit hit. They like also the serious French drama.” – Sessue […]

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