Famous Visitors

Hobart Bosworth

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Hobart Bosworth

“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 […]

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Maud Allan

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Maud Allan Salome

“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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Mary Miles Minter

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Mary Miles Minter

“The real Mary Miles Minter was a cousin who died when she was a baby. She was nine years older than I, and my mother naturally thought of her when it looked as though we would have to close the show because I wasn’t 16 years old. So when Gerry man came, mother showed him […]

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Jackie Coogan

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Jackie Coogan

“People ask me advice about being successful. I have only one thing to tell them – save your money.” — Jackie Coogan Source: William Glover (1966)     Lisa Loring, Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones, Marie Blake, John Astin, Ted Cassidy and Ken Weatherwax.  

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Harry Houdini – photos and quotes

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Harry Houdini

“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

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Mary Alden (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“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   […]

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Mary Pickford – photos and quotes

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Mary Pickford

“We were pioneers in a brand-new medium. Everything’s fun when you’re young.” — Mary Pickford “In the Valentine Stock Company when she was five years old, the man who owned the company asked to have her for a part he had in mind. He said, ‘I think you could do it, Mary,’ and Mary said, […]