Gertrude Hoffman

Gertrude Hoffman

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“Meet every obstacle with a smile. Oh, yes, it can be done. There have been times in my life when I didn’t laugh – when I felt I had the weight of the world on my shoulders, and as a result I have had to go to bed and receive medical aid. But that time […]

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Pickens Sisters

Pickens Sisters – Jane, Helen & Patti

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“One of the reasons NBC built us up was because CBS had the Boswell Sisters, who already were well established before we came along. They had us on every single night and on commercials all around the clock. You could hardly turn on the radio without hearing us.” — Jane Pickens Photo: Hal Phyfe. (L […]

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Lolita Lee

Lolita Lee

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Lolita Lee, who looks more like Barbara La Marr than the late screen vampire resembled herself, is going to carry on for the girl who was “too beautiful to live.” The Spanish-French mixture who hails from San Francisco is the girl who made possible the finishing of Barbara‘s last picture, released to the public on […]

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Jola Mendez

Jola Mendez

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The phenomanal rise of Jola Mendez…from a “bit” player to leading woman is regarded as one of the most remarkable on the screen. “Not For Publication” is her second picture, her small part in the first one having so conclusively indicated the charm and talent of the youthful actress that she was at once elevated […]

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Evelyn West

Evelyn West – Hubba Hubba Girl

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“I want to be a great dramatic actress like Mae West. And if anything happened to my busts I wouldn’t have a chance.” — Evelyn West Source: 1947

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Jeanne Crain

Jeanne Crain – photos and quotes

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“I admit beauty will make it easier. An actress with a pretty face has a better chance of being noticed than one without it. But if a beautiful girl lacks the personality and talent to go with her looks, she will soon find herself out in the cold.” — Jeanne Crain  Source: Bob Thomas (1949) […]

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Inger Stevens

Inger Stevens – photos and quotes

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“Sometimes I could get so lonely I could scream.” — Inger Stevens Source: Bob Thomas (1959)   “At that moment, it seemed the only thing left to do with my life. I’d taken a good look at the people around me and at myself. And all I saw was emptiness. I sat in my little […]

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Van Williams Green Hornet

Van Williams – photos and quotes

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“I am a gadget freak and I would have loved to have had a real gas gun and sting gun, but they weren’t for real.” — Van Williams, television’s Green Hornet. Did you know that later in 1971, he became a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County, operating out of Malibu? Yep, served 25 […]

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Gini Adams 1948 Designer's Model

Gini Adams – Designer’s Model

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Designer’s Model Got Start as Swimming Instructor by Elinor Anderson September 29, 1949   Gini Adams, the slim young woman who models Irene’s sophisticate clothes, might have been an Olympic swimming star had it not been for the war.   “I was training for the Olympics with the Los Angeles Athletic club swimming team when […]

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Martha Hyer

Martha Hyer – photos & quotes

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“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 […]

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