"I came to Hollywood, sang for the National Broadcasting Company, got a screen test and here I am." -- Janet Blair (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Janet Blair

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“I came to Hollywood, sang for the National Broadcasting Company, got a screen test and here I am.” — Janet Blair Source: 1942 Photo: George Hurrell (1943)     2

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Gladys George (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gladys George

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“Gladys George, with seven suitcases, three trunks, a typewriter and a Persian cat, arrived tonight from New York to make her debut on the screen.” — The Los Angeles Times, May 25, 1934 Photographer: Hal Phyfe 2

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Gloria Dickson (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Gloria Dickson

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“Like Jim Braddock did in prize fighting, I also worked hard and got a break. Jim got lean and tough doing hard physical work. I became alert and more earnest by working in the federal theater project among people who were very serious about acting. These people were not softened by easy living – they […]

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Ketti Gallian (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Ketti Gallian

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“It is all triste – quite, quite triste. Nozzing I do is ze quite of all right. Ketti Gallian must be all of a done over. ‘It is like ze Americain girls you must be, Ketti,’ they say to me. I am playing in ‘The Ace’ in London when I am changed ze whole life. […]

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Diana Lorys (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Diana Lorys

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DIANA LORYS  (1940-) Diana Lorys was born Ana María Cazorla Vega on October 20, 1940, in Madrid, Spain. She obviously patterned herself after Gina Lollobrigida because she adopted Lollobrigida‘s modeling name “Diana Loris” when she embarked on her own modeling career in the early 1960s. Her beauty led to supporting film roles in Salto Mortal […]

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June Knight (Bizarre Los Angeles)

June Knight

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“I had my eye on a picture career, but I had my own idea of how to get there. I secured a job as a member of the dancing stock company at Warner Bros. studios when musicals were all the rage. I watched the mistakes of others and made mental notes of them. Then the […]

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"Who's afraid of being typecast as a super-hero? If you have to be typecast, take super-hero or Egyptian goddess." -- JoAnna Cameron (Bizarre Los Angeles)

JoAnna Cameron – Isis

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“Who’s afraid of being typecast as a super-hero? If you have to be typecast, take super-hero or Egyptian goddess.” — JoAnna Cameron   “I was raised north of Colorado. We lived out in the sticks, in the farm belt. So snakes never bothered me.” — JoAnna Cameron     “I think the biggest things was […]

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Jane Hamilton (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Jane Hamilton

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“Another likely prospect for future screen honors is Jane Hamilton, 20-year-old Baltimore girl, who already has had more than a year’s experience before the cameras. So far Jane‘s activities have been confined to appearing in the elaborate dance numbers of numerous musical productions. This experience, however, has taught her much about camera technique. Golden blond, […]

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Elizabeth Allan (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Elizabeth Allan

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“Being English, I always find out about American women before I launch into a description of my chief hobby, or shall I say my principal diversion? You see, I am entirely mad about your California, because here I can do what I have always wanted to do – spend all my leisure in the open. […]

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Mary Eaton (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Mary Eaton, Ziegfeld Star

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Mary Eaton, Ziegfeld Star The Cincinatti Enquirer (Dec. 2, 1923) Mary Eaton is a featured player appearing with Eddie Cantor in the new Ziegfeld musical production, “Kid Boots” …. When Miss Eaton was first engaged by Mr. Ziegfeld for the Follies of 1921, she was known primarily as a dancer. Mr. Ziegfeld, however, realized that […]

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