Beverly Bayne

Beverly Bayne – photos and quotes

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“Near us lived my best girl friend, Grace Taylor. Grace and I, quite unbeknown to our families, decided that we would be extra girls in the pictures. I had never been on a stage, knew no theatrical people, hadn’t the slightest idea what a picture studio was like. Neither did Grace. But we both possessed […]

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Mary Fuller

Mary Fuller – photos and quotes

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“I doubt if anyone could ever realize how I struggled to learn the art of expressing my ideas in language, and how I worked, and observed and read and took every opportunity to go about in order to train myself to ‘see things’ and to make myself think.” — Mary Fuller   “The technique of […]

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Lois Weber directing

Lois Weber – photos and quotes

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“I like to direct, because I believe a woman, more or less intuitively, brings out many of the emotions that are rarely expressed on the screen. I may miss what some of the men get, but I will get other effects that they never thought of.” — Lois Weber Source: L.H. Johnson (1915)   “You […]

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Lottie Pickford

Lottie Pickford – photos and quotes

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“Last January I came out to California with Mary and the Famous Players. I like the work in Los Angeles, but I knew there was no chance of getting very far with that company as long as they were featuring Mary. One Pickford at a time is enough for any company to feature; so the […]

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Fifi D’Orsay – photos and quotes

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 “Ever since I came to America, I have wanted to go on the stage. Even when I was a stenographer in New York I was not satisfied.” — Fifi D’Orsay “I was in vaudeville. I played here on the coast in 1928. It was good for me, the time I spent in vaudeville. It’s the […]

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Louise Fazenda

Louise Fazenda – photos and quotes

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“I was very sensitive at the time, and whenever they referred to me in story conferences or on the set as ‘the homely girl’ I felt terribly hurt. My, how I envied the bathing beauties. My one dream was to be ‘A blonde for a day.’ I tried it; I bleached my hair. The next day […]

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Mary Doran

Mary Doran – photos and quotes

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“You see, I am modern, incurably, unquenchably modern.” — Mary Doran   “I suppose I just didn’t come up for air. At any rate, finally someone remarked rather tartly, ‘if you know so much about it, why don’t you go out and become an actress?’” – Mary Doran in 1928, explaining why she decided to leave Columbia […]

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Lena Malena

Lena Malena

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Bumps Along Road Find Lena Malena Los Angeles Times, June 10, 1928. The road to stardom in Hollywood is not always a smooth, well-graded macadam highway for foreign players. Lena Malena, bright-eyed, dark-haired little German actress, who is appearing on the stage and in the feature screen attraction at the Metropolitan Theater this week, will […]

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Marian Nixon

Marian Nixon – photos and quotes

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“Pictures mean everything to me. Universal is going to star me, and I must give all my time to developing myself so I will not fail.” — Marian Nixon Source: 1927   FANS SEEK ODD SOUVENIRS Los Angeles Times, December 21, 1924 – Two checks made out by Marian Nixon but never cashed, caused that […]

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Faye Webb

Fay Webb – Forgotten Film Player

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BEACH LASS GIVEN STAR ROLE AT STUDIOS Daughter of Police Chief at Santa Monica Enters Motion-Picture Work Los Angeles Times –June 27, 1927 –There probably are few high school girls in the United States who are not ambitious to become motion-picture actresses. But there are not many who are fortunate enough to be selected for […]

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