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Marian Marsh – photos and quotes

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Marian Marsh

“The mind is all that actually counts. It can rule your heart and your body. I believe I can develop two distinct personalities. One, Marian Marsh, the actress. The other my private, off-screen self. Each will have its own sphere of action.” — Marian Marsh Source: Ben Maddox (1932) Photographer: Scotty Welbourne (1931)   “They […]

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Clara Bow – photos and quotes

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Clara Bow

“I’ve always played sexy roles. My voice always has been low and what they call ‘fetching.’ I’ve always put my hands on my hips and rolled my eyes.” – Clara Bow Source: Dan Thomas (1965)     “I hate being called a flapper. For a long time, they made me play such punk parts, that […]

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Dolores Costello – Photos and Quotes

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Dolores Costello

“Cry, laugh, but never whine!” – Dolores Costello   “My first year in pictures was probably different from that of any other girl, who has entered the movies. It was none the less wonderful for me. It was different, I think, because pictures weren’t all new to me. My father, Maurice Costello, was in the […]

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Theda Bara – photos and quotes

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Theda Bara 1917

“V stands for Vampire, and it stands for Vengeance. The vampire I play is the vengeance of my sex upon its exploiters. You see, I have the face of a vampire, perhaps, but the heart of a feministe.” — Theda Bara Source: Virgins, Vamps, and Flappers by Sumiko Higashi Photo: 1917     “Every mother, […]

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Jean Arthur – photos and quotes

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Jean Arthur

“I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to be myself.” — Jean Arthur   “Modern life is so complex that I think we need all the intellectual tools at our command to understand it. I am particularly interested in the mental and spiritual phases of life. In this modern world, the two […]

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Miriam Hopkins – photos and quotes

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Miriam Hopkins 1931

“I’m always pleasant around the house when I’m playing emotional parts in the theater. When I’m playing comedies, I’m always a little disagreeable around the house.” — Miriam Hopkins Source: Dora Albert (1931) Photographer: Eugene Robert Richee (1931)   “We thought Uncle Dixie was a very grand person. He was sort of a Gene Markey […]

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Lilyan Tashman – photos and quotes

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Lilyan Tashman 1931

“I’m not impressed by anyone who is known as a ‘great person,’ in films or out of them. I might find a stocking salesman more interesting.” — Lilyan Tashman Source: Edward Churchill (1930) Photo: Eugene Robert Richee (1931)   “I’d feel perfectly well dressed if I’d put on somebody else’s clothes in the dark in […]