“The lady who wear my turban, my funnee shoes and my treek jewelry, she gotta have the skinny face and the big-a-mouth like me, eh? After all, how would I going to look in hoop-skirts and Watteau hats, huh?” — Carmen Miranda Source (and accent): Duncan Underhill (1941) Photo: 1941
“I’ve been in this game long enough to realize there’s no such thing as a new quip….The object is to make a quip sound fresh by giving it a new turn, or tying it up with modern slang or situations in the news.” — Bob Hope Source: Irving Wallace (1940) Photo: 1939
“I’m having too much fun looking for a husband to worry about catching one.” — Martha Hyer Source: James Bacon (1959) Photo: 1954 “Cheesecake is now my favorite dessert.” — Martha Hyer Source: William Glover (1954) Photo: Bert Six (1954) “For two years, I played cowboy sweethearts and posed for holiday pictures. Then […]
“Only a few of my films ever made any real impression. I never really cared about acting at all.” — Michael Rennie
“Just last month, I was asked to do another of those barbarian things — and my answer was ‘never again.’ I mean it. If I can’t play good American girls, I’d much rather not work.” — Rita Gam in 1961. Here she is playing Attila the Hun’s daughter in Sign of the Pagan (1954).
“Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don’t have any.” — Jane Russell “They say there’s a thin man trying to get out of every fat man. Well, with me it’s always been the actress trying to get out of being a star.” — Jane Russell Source: Clive Russell (1975)
“Looks are good or bad, according to taste. My appearance doesn’t fascinate me. But I’m not the one who has to be pleased either. It’s a big help to an actor if people like to look at him but it has nothing to do with acting.” — Robert Taylor Photographer: George Hurrell
“I am the captain of my ship. I take suggestions and listen to what everyone has to say, but the final decision is mine.” — Michael Jackson Photo taken in 1974 when he was barely 16 years old.
“I don’t want to be a star. If you have to label me anything, I’m an actor – I guess. A journeyman actor. I think ‘star’ is what you call actors who can’t act.” — Paul Muni Photographer: George Hurrell
“These movies in some way are all about adolescence, about navigating the waters between childhood and adulthood and finding your place in the world. As a kid in Colorado, I saw this farm kid who feels like he’s a million miles from anywhere but knows he’s on the cusp of stepping into a bigger world, […]