Frances Dee

Frances Dee – photos and quotes

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“I made up my mind after playing my first extra role that I’d give the movies a two-year tryout, or rather, I’d let them give me that long. I promised my parents and myself that I would go back to the university after two years.” — Frances Dee in 1930.   “I am sort of […]

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Virginia Cherrill

Virginia Cherrill – photos and quotes

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“I was never happier or more excited in my life. I finally found the thing I really wanted to do. But just now I’m concerned about reconciling grandmother to the fact that her granddaughter is going to be an actress. I know it’s hard for her to have a Cherrill in the movies, but I’ll […]

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Genevieve Tobin

Genevieve Tobin

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“This business is so uncertain that you never know where you are, never know what’s going on, or what is going to happen to you next.” — Genevieve Tobin in 1932. Source: Columnist Robbin Coons: Hollywood Sights & Sounds.

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Mia Slavenska

Mia Slavenska

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“We all need an escape into fantasy. The popularity of the ballet proves that point, and what better way to is there to forget your troubles than through glamour and beauty? It is not – how you say it – ‘appropriate’ for women to go to gala places in anything but their loveliest evening dresses.” […]

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Sharon Lynn

Sharon Lynn

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“I hate this business – I absolutely loath it! But I want to be a big star.” — Sharon Lynn Source: Dan Thomas (1929)

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Zita Johann

Zita Johann – photos and quotes

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“I am terrible the first week or so, until I begin to synthesize the character. It takes me longer than most, I’m afraid.” — Zita Johann   Feisty Johann is most fondly remembered as the reincarnated Princess Ankhesenamón in The Mummy (1932). She probably would have been a bigger star if not for her combative […]

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Wynne Gibson

Wynne Gibson

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“I started out trying to win the admiration of boys by outboying them, but I soon learned that they didn’t like to have a girl beat them at their games. But I found that if you could appreciate their jokes, laugh with them, they never tire of you. They quickly tire of mere beauty, but […]

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Sheila Terry

Sheila Terry

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“You learn to crawl before you walk, and breaking into pictures is the same thing. I don’t think I’ll play anymore secretaries, but I was glad to do them – every one was training.” — Sheila Terry in 1933  

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Vivienne Segal

Vivienne Siegel

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“Films may now portray love more realistically without being offensive. Formerly, a great deal of exaggeration of gesture and apparent emotion was necessary to make a love scene effective, because the screen lacked realism. Now screen lovemaking has all that the stage has in sound and the illusion of flesh-and-blood reality, and in addition, it […]

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Verree Teasdale

Verree Teasdale – photos and quotes

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“‘Well, I suppose you want to be made a star,’ were Mr. Woods first words to me. ‘All I want is a part in a show.’ Without any further discussion, Mr. Woods sat down and wrote me a batch of introductions to other producers. The first one I went to, Mr. Richard Herndon, gave me […]

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