Forgotten Stars

Sari Maritza – photos and quotes

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Sari Maritza

“There are more pleasant people in Hollywood than in any other city I have lived in, but not so many sincere ones.” – Sari Maritza in 1932. Source: Hubbard Keavy’s column, “Screen Life in Hollywood”   “I get this feeling of artificiality, not only about the people, but about the buildings as well. Houses look […]

Celebrity Portraits

Lillian Miles – Star of Reefer Madness

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Lillian Miles 1934

Mini Biography of Lillian Miles (1907 -1972) Lillian Miles, famous for her manic piano playing in Reefer Madness (1936), came to Hollywood in 1931 to try her luck in films. Her background isn’t terribly exciting. She was born Lillian Bradley in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1907. As a young performer, she toured with musical theater stock […]

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Lenore Ulric – photo & quotes

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Lenore Ulric 1919

“I’m all right when I’m acting. It’s the stills that worry me. My cameraman said, ‘Miss Ulric, you’re fine when you’re moving. But the minute I try to take a still of you, you get that set look.’ He’s right. I smile naturally for a second, and then it’s forced. In the sad scenes I […]

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Vera Zorina – Photos and Quotes

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Vera Zorina 1939

“I never played anything except sprites, angels and saints. I can’t do the sexy female…” – Vera Zorina Source: 1952 Photo: Madison S. Lacy (1939)           “He was so icky.” — Vera Zorina Source: George Raft: The Man Who Would Be Bogart by Stone Wallace Photo: Follow the Boys (1944). With […]