Ricardo Cortez (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Ricardo Cortez

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“Cortez‘s real name is Jack Kranze. He became Ricardo Cortez in 1922 when Lasky wanted a studio threat to his big star, Rudolph Valentino.  Kranze-Cortez came from New York’s East Side, son of a well-to-do Jewish family.” – Reporter Bill Slocum in 1958.     2

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Kristine Miller (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Kristine Miller – Viking Girl

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“Meet Kristine Miller, who was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Denmark and is now proudly a citizen of the U.S.A. “The statuesque blonde with the international background stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 118 pounds, wears size 14 dress and can’t make up her mind whether her eyes are gray or blue. “Born […]

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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis – photos and quotes

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“There’s no such thing as acting on the screen, it’s just projecting oneself.” — Tony Curtis   “Tony and I had wonderful times together; it was an exciting, glamorous period in Hollywood. We had 10 good years together, and a lot of great things happened, most of all, two beautiful children….Early poverty affected Tony and […]

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"I guess I'm lucky. I'm in a position to do what I want to do. If a part doesn't interest me I won't take it. I'm a ham, and I'm not ashamed of it." -- John Garfield (Bizarre Los Angeles)

John Garfield

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“I guess I’m lucky. I’m in a position to do what I want to do. If a part doesn’t interest me I won’t take it. I’m a ham, and I’m not ashamed of it.” — John Garfield     “He was my shortest leading man, an outspoken Communist and a real sweetheart.” – Maureen O’Hara 2

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Molly McCart (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Mollie McCart

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“Molly McCart, brilliant young television actress making her motion picture debut in Columbia Pictures’ shock-filled story of juvenile hoodlums, ‘Teen-Age Crime Wave,’ says the road to stardom is not for her.” — Brownwood Bulletin in 1955 2

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Georgette Windsor (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Georgette Windsor

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Georgette Windsor (real name Georgia Walters) was once described as a “pretty Michigan farm girl” who found brief success as a stylist, model and designer. Her big claim to fame in 1947 was her “refusal to sign a seven-year movie contract.” This statement, of course, was not true. She was actually born in Indiana on […]

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Buster Crabbe – photos and quotes

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“They can tell me more about myself in these films than I can remember.” — Buster Crabbe on Flash Gordon buffs.   The 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Clarence “Buster” Crabbe is seen competing in the 400-meter freestyle competition for which he won the Gold. Crabbe, a USC graduate, was subsequently signed to a Hollywood contract.   […]

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“As we all know, there is no underwear in space.” – Carrie Fisher (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Carrie Fisher

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“As we all know, there is no underwear in space.” – Carrie Fisher   2

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Shelby Payne (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Shelby Payne

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Shelby Payne – Goldwyn Girl FOWLEY’S WIFE GIVEN DIVORCE HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 12, 1943 – Another Hollywood marriage had gone on the rocks today as Mrs. Shelby Payne Fowley won an uncontested divorce from Screen Actor Douglas Fowley. Mrs. Fowley, former socialite from Portland, Ore., and daughter of a lumber king, testified that Fowley “struck […]

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"As a blonde, I was ever the vamp, or ever the heavy." -- Muriel Evans in 1934 (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Muriel Evans

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“As a blonde, I was ever the vamp, or ever the heavy.” — Muriel Evans in 1934 2

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