Forgotten Stars

Katherine Burke – Ziegfeld Girl

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“Nature gives every woman a shape in the beginning but neglect of that shape too frequently drives it away. Women and girls become fat and flabby, or thin and puny through neglect. I pay particular attention to my shape and always shall.” — Katherine Burke Source: publicist in 1926   “The one thing that will […]

Forgotten Stars

Jean Kent

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Jean Kent (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Jean Kent was a British film star of the 1940s and 1950s. Her real name was Joan Mildred Hurst.  Her parents were variety performers Norman Field and Nina Norre of Brixton, London, who developed her into a performer.  Joan learned to dance as a child and appeared in early films and stage performers under other […]

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Jeanne Aubert

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"But I am not acting. I change myself. Simply it is that I am like that. I mean that I become so. When I am those women, it is a mood, many moods. All, all different. It is not just the one thing that you change to be so - the makeup - the hair dress - clothes -. Indeed no. You change all - your feelings, how you do things! Change utterly all of you." -- Jeanne Aubert (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“But I am not acting. I change myself. Simply it is that I am like that. I mean that I become so. When I am those women, it is a mood, many moods. All, all different. It is not just the one thing that you change to be so – the makeup – the hair […]

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Gail Patrick

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"I always felt self-conscious as an actress because I'm tall. I see that it came over as haughtiness. I just don't have an actress' soul. I think mine has a dollar sign on it." -- Gail Patrick (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I always felt self-conscious as an actress because I’m tall. I see that it came over as haughtiness. I just don’t have an actress’ soul. I think mine has a dollar sign on it.” — Gail Patrick

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June Clyde

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"When I'm working, I'd much rather be on the stage, but when I'm not actually working I think pictures are the best. The real thrill in acting for talkies is in the fact that they reach so many people - you know, I think I'd rather get a fan letter than a paycheck." -- June Clyde (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“When I’m working, I’d much rather be on the stage, but when I’m not actually working I think pictures are the best. The real thrill in acting for talkies is in the fact that they reach so many people – you know, I think I’d rather get a fan letter than a paycheck.” — June […]

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Gale Storm

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Gale Storm (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“At the time I was so impressed, I didn’t see the humor in the name Gale Storm. It was so exciting and so thrilling. It’s like a Cinderella story.” — Gale Storm, aka Josephine Cottle. Source: Dennis McLellan (1988) Photo: 1946    

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Lilly Christine – “Cat Girl”

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Lillie Christine, "The Cat Lady" (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Lilly Christine (sometimes spelled “Lillie”) was a popular burlesque performer of the late 1940s and 1950s. Her real name was Lilliana Christina and she came from Buffalo, New York. She stood 5′ 6.5 inches and had blue eyes. Her Hollywood credits include My Wild Irish Rose and Two Guys from Texas. She played on Broadway […]

Bizarre Personalities

Gloria Pall – Voluptua

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"Welcome to my boudior...our special hideaway." -- Voluptua in 1954. Bizarre Los Angeles.

Hollywood – (U.P. by Aline Mosby) December 16, 1954 — The latest gift to local television viewers is a buxom blonde in a negligee who kisses the TV screen and murmers “Welcome to my boudior…our special hideaway.” The bosomy beauty, called Voluptua, is a new star on the local ABC TV station that already has […]

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Kristine Miller – Viking Girl

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Kristine Miller (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Meet Kristine Miller, who was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Denmark and is now proudly a citizen of the U.S.A. “The statuesque blonde with the international background stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 118 pounds, wears size 14 dress and can’t make up her mind whether her eyes are gray or blue. “Born […]