Madeleine Carroll

Madeleine Carroll

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“Being an actress is like living in a show window. It’s the price you pay.” — Madeleine Carroll Source: Joan King Flynn (1949)

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Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway

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“For a long time, I tried to live up to something that was in people’s minds. I don’t know what it is they want, nor do they, but movie stars fulfill some lack in people’s lives. What I realized long ago is that any time people put you on a pedestal, you’re doomed to disappoint. […]

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Annette Kellerman

Annette Kellerman – photos and quotes

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“I’m proud as Punch of my movie acting. That is better than the tank, because I drop off a precipice once in awhile or be a mermaid in a real sea cave.” — Annette Kellerman Source: 1914 Photo: Queen of the Sea (1918)   According to James Crighton Robertson’s book “The Hidden Cinema: British Film Censorship in […]

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Kay Francis

Kay Francis – photos and quotes

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“Everything good comes to Hollywood, but nothing originates here. It’s a melting pot for talent developed in other parts of the world.” – Kay Francis Source: Dorothy Woolridge (1934)   “I cant’ wait to be forgotten.” — Kay Francis

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Karen Morley

Karen Morley – photos and quotes

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“I know I’m not pretty. I cannot make a place for myself on the screen as a beauty. I am not even an exciting person. There is, therefore, only one thing left. I must be an actress. And the more variety I can get, the more they will think of me as a capable actress.” […]

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Jane Powell

Jane Powell

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“I didn’t quit movies. They quit me.” — Jane Powell

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Maud Allan Salome

Maud Allan

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“My Salome costume seems to me far more decent than those directoire dresses, or the bathing garments worn by respectable women – who have no intention of bathing in them – on the beach. And I am sure, quite sure, it is more decent than some of the gowns worn in opera houses. I feel […]

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Leila Hyams

Leila Hyams – photos and quotes

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“Why I probably have the dearest, most domesticated parents in the world. They’ve been married 44 years and still adore each other. And they’re still on the road, too. Mother used to send away for the kindergarten instruction system and tutor me in the dressing rooms. I learned to count with lentils. I never missed […]

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Glenda Farrell

Glenda Farrell

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“I’m Glenda Farrell, the hard-boiled wise-cracking little moll of the screen, and if I do not play the part in private life, I immediately become a social outcast. “They expect me to answer every query with ‘Oh yeah!’ I’m supposed to insult other guests with flippant remarks, spill soup in their laps, say ‘dese’ instead […]

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Elissa Landi

Elissa Landi

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“I have often thought that if the author of a bad book, play or story didn’t know what to do with it, he should have got in touch with some studio to which I was under contract. He could have sold it at once as a vehicle for Elissa Landi.” — Elissa Landi Source: Edith […]

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