L. Rogers Lytton

L. Rogers Lytton

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“I went to the Vitagraph studio on appointment with Mr. J. Stuart Blackton. I was told he would see me ‘presently.’ I waited three hours, and then took my courage in my hands and went into the inner office. Mr. Blackton was pointed out to me, and as soon as he had finished a conversation […]

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Estelle Winwood

Estelle Winwood – photos and quotes

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“American girls train themselves for the stage. They record and reveal every passing emotion, while the English girl is taught to conceal everything she feels. What we in England are taught is ‘breeding’ is our greatest handicap as artistes. We are shut up, ‘fountains sealed,’ as it were, and when we do melt into a […]

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Polly Moran

Polly Moran

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“I love my work before the camera, and of course I hope I may be always under Mr. Sennett’s direction.” — Polly Moran Source: Constance Severance (1916)

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Wilfred Lucas

Wilfred Lucas – photos and quotes

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“To slip over your own personality that of another’s, especially one who, despite his simplicity, is subtle, is much more difficult than to approximate the superficials of him. If I have accomplished the substitution with any success it was perhaps because I have been around a great deal.” — Wilfred Lucas Source: John Aye (1916) […]

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Mary Maurice

Mary Maurice – photos and quotes

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“You know, I get great numbers of letters from all over the world, and there is nothing so wonderful in that, but what pleases me most is that a large proportion of them are from children. And I always write to them in return. With the grown folks, it all depends, but I love to […]

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Willard Mack

Willard Mack – photos and quotes

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“Don’t you know that words are only the sounds of speech? Yes, and sometimes they are empty. Words alone are monstrously futile. Take the Indians, for instance; no man is so eloquent as he, yet he knows and employs few words. He lives close to Nature, he understands the beauty, the grandeur and the truth […]

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Julia Dean

Julia Dean – photos and quotes

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“Screen or no screen, one must play.” — Julia Dean Source: Ada Patterson (1916)   “Screen work is taxing, particularly if you are not inured to it. The change of hours is as hard as, we will say as hard as for a man who is an habitual drunkard to stop drinking. The actress on […]

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Theodore Roberts

Theodore Roberts – photos and quotes

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“A few years ago motion picture producers regarded youth and beauty as the prime essentials to successful film plays. Youth and beauty are glorious things but they have their limitations. Without real ability as an added accomplishment they can go only so far. Producers of the early days of motion pictures who held to that […]

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Bryant Washburn – photos and quotes

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“I don’t believe the average person realizes the amount of time and attention these roles require. Because there is no dialogue to memorize and no lines to learn, the beginner may think one casual reading of a photoplay sufficient. This is untrue. A screenplay should be studied with as much care as the most important […]

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Henry B. Walthall

Henry B. Walthall – photos and quotes

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“I was fated to be an actor. My mother was wont to sit and read Shakespeare to me in the long Southern evenings on the plantation. And I loved it. I used to go out under the stars and declaim where I knew I had no audience. I was afraid of an audience. If I […]

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