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 […]

Cleo Madison

Cleo Madison

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“One of these days men are going to get over the fool idea that women have no brains, and quit getting insulted at the thought that a skirt-wearer can do their work quite as well as they can. And I don’t believe that day is very far distant, either.” — Cleo Madison in 1916. Madison […]

Fritzie Brunette

Fritzie Brunette

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From the column “for the Film Fans,” October 10, 1920: Fritzie Brunette has solved the servant problem. A friend asked her how she managed to keep the same maid year in and year out. “Well,” said Fritzie Brunette, “the average housekeeper fails to treat her help with proper tact. Women call their maids ‘kitchen mechanics,’ […]