Maria Corda

Maria Corda

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“One cannot be too subtle. There is always the box-office to be considered. Is it not so? But abroad, that is not so important. They do not spend such vast sums on pictures, and so, as a result, they do not require such vast returns. An artistic success may often show a profit.” — Maria […]

Elissa Landi

Elissa Landi

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“I have often thought that if the author of a bad book, play or story didn’t know what to do with it, he should have got in touch with some studio to which I was under contract. He could have sold it at once as a vehicle for Elissa Landi.” — Elissa Landi Source: Edith […]

Reginald Denny

Reginald Denny

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“I’m honest when I say I never want to be a star again. It’s much better to be a featured player. If I’m a featured player I’m cast properly. A story comes up for consideration. It has been picked without thought of cast. There is a role that I may characterize. They give it to […]

Dorothy Burgess

Dorothy Burgess 

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“It isn’t that I yearn to play so-called ‘good’ women. They are not interesting – but bad women of the gunmoll type are even less so. They are all cut from the same pattern – a gaudy costume, flashing or bedraggled make-up depending upon the exigencies of the moment, dialogue consisting mostly of wisecracks – […]