"Even a full geisha, just like your good actress in Hollywood, never stops studying. She always must strive to improve. The most talented geishas in Japan today are in constant demand for performances on stage, radio, television and often in motion pictures." -- Machiko Kyo (Bizarre Los Angeles)

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“Even a full geisha, just like your good actress in Hollywood, never stops studying. She always must strive to improve. The most talented geishas in Japan today are in constant demand for performances on stage, radio, television and often in motion pictures.” — Machiko Kyo  Source: 1957   2

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Maria Frau (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Maria Frau

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Maria Frau was an Italian actress in the 1950s. Because Hollywood filmmakers larged ignored her, she never transitioned into a Hollywood starlet. In 1955, she was hailed as the “latest entrant in the don’t-you-think-that-she-outdoes-Gina-Lollobrigida? sweepstakes.” In 1957, her beauty was briefly compared to that of Dolores Del Rio. The same publicist also claimed that she […]

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Sandra Shaw (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Sandra Shaw

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“Rocky Balfe was her name when she came to Hollywood not so long since but whoever heard of Rocky Balfe for a film starette? So it was changed to Sandra Shaw….” — Robert Grandon in 1932 FILM CONTRACTS APPROVED Screen Star Aunt Accompanies Girl Los Angeles Times, August 20, 1932 — Miss Sandra Shaw, slender […]

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"It is not only the male you must fear. There is, it is said, at the castle, that which is worse: a woman -- for a woman should give life, not take it -- and when a woman is of the Devil, that is worse than the Devil himself." -- Carroll Borland from her book, Countess Dracula (published in 1994). Bizarre Los Angeles

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“It is not only the male you must fear. There is, it is said, at the castle, that which is worse: a woman — for a woman should give life, not take it — and when a woman is of the Devil, that is worse than the Devil himself.” — Caroll Borland from her book, […]

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"Women aren't very glamorous anymore. You pick up a magazine and read about their going to a psychoanalyst. You see pictures of them around the house, and they look exactly like the people next door." -- Barbara Nichols (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Barbara Nichols

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“Women aren’t very glamorous anymore. You pick up a magazine and read about their going to a psychoanalyst. You see pictures of them around the house, and they look exactly like the people next door.” — Barbara Nichols Source: Hedda Hopper (1958) Photo: Peter Basch   2

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"Learning to dance in those days is nothing like it is now. Today young girls go to school and learn to dance before they think of going on the stage, but when I started, you went on the stage and learned to dance there." -- May Leslie (Bizarre Los Angeles)

May Leslie

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“Learning to dance in those days is nothing like it is now. Today young girls go to school and learn to dance before they think of going on the stage, but when I started, you went on the stage and learned to dance there.” — May Leslie Source: 1934 Photo: 1916 2

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Marion "Peanuts" Byron (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Marion “Peanuts” Byron

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Tiniest Actress In Movies Is Proud Title of Marion Byron Comedienne Also Likes Drama Roles By Dan Thomas Sept. 10, 1929 If you can’t be the biggest actress in pictures, the next best distinction is to the smallest. And that’s the disctinction which Marion Byron holds.  Marion – “Peanuts,” she is called by her friends […]

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Perl Kelton (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Pert Kelton

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Whenever you see Pert Kelton in a motion pciture, remember her as one who is in the movies merely to keep busy. This blond actress – yes, she actually was christened Pert – could sit back and do nothing for the rest of her life if she so desired, being half owner of one of […]

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Dana Wynter (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Dana Wynter

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“I think the start I had in television in America is something that never could have happened in England. But I’d rather not go into that matter too deeply. The British take a pretty dim view of such comments. They’ve been sniping at me for years now because I once said how much I loved […]

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Edie Adams

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“I’m tired of doing benefits for the network. I go overboard on production every time. When I add up the cost at the end of the season, I OWE the network. Now more weekly shows for me.” — Edie Adams Source: Erskine Johnson (1964) Photo: Peter Basch     2

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