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Viola Dana – photos and quotes

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Viola Dana

“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   “My earliest and happy recollections are of the time when I was about five years old, and Shirley was half past three or a quarter to […]

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Wallace Reid – photos and quotes

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Wallace Reid

“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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Sessue Hayakawa – photos and quotes

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Sessue Hayakawa

“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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Dustin Farnum – photos and quotes

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Dustin Farnum

“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 […]