Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

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Share“This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them. Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for artificiality of the masses all over the world.” — Lionel Barrymore   Night […]

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Roscoe Karns

Roscoe Karns – photos and quotes

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Share“Taxicab driver phoned me one night. He was in some sort of jam and couldn’t take his cab out that night to work. He wanted to know if I’d drive the cab for him. Another time, a woman called up and asked me to be a fourth at bridge. A friend of hers had failed […]

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John Miljan

John Miljan

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Share“The public tires of heroes. Heavies go on and on. They even improve with age, while leading men are apt to fade.” — John Miljan Source: 1947 Photo: George Hurrell (1930s)   The Crimson City (1928). Co-starring Myrna Loy. Share

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Roland Young

Roland Young

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Share“The dominant trouble with pictures is the lack of unity and cohesion in them. You can’t hope for good results when, in as complicated a business as the making of a picture, the executives complicate it further by putting 15 writers on one script, besides all the directors’ yes-men, and the rest. There was one […]

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Charles Ruggles

Charles Ruggles

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Share“If anyone cast me for a villain, I’d love it. But I just wouldn’t know what to do about it.” — Charles Ruggles Share

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Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell

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Share“A lot of people say I’ve deserted my art because I left Broadway and the stage. Hell, I’m no artist. I’m a working man. I’ve got a trade just like any other mechanic, and I follow my trade where the work is. Just now it’s in Hollywood, but I’m not tied to Hollywood.” — Thomas […]

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Cliff Edwards Ukulele Ike

Cliff Edwards – Ukulele Ike

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Share“I bought a uke and learned to play it at night. Someone told me they were looking for ukulele players in Chicago cabarets, so I quit my $12 a week lunchroom job I then had and got $50 a week in a Chicago cabaret. Next I broke into vaudeville and went to New York for […]

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Andy Devine

Andy Devine

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Share“I never won an Oscar, but I’ve lent money to a lot of guys who did. I never starred in pictures. I was always the second man through the door. I never got the credit when a picture was a hit, but I never got blamed for all the crap that I was in either.” […]

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Noah Beery Jr.

Noah Beery Jr.

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Share“They paid me $250 a week [in 1926], which was a good salary, but I got that for many years afterwards without a raise. Sometimes they’d fire me by dropping my option, but they’d always hire me again.” — Noah Beery Jr. Source: 1979   Share

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Marjorie Main Ma Kettle

Marjorie Main – Photos and Quotes

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Share“I got my first dramatic training under the guise of elocution, a term which covered a multitude of sinful things in my youth.” — Marjorie Main (1890-1975) It was a tongue-in-cheek reference to her ministerial father, who had warned her that the theater was a gateway to hell.   Much has been written about Main’s […]

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