Celebrity Portraits

Orson Welles – photos and quotes

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Orson Welles

“But I’m sure Hollywood isn’t what it used to be. Once it was what people expected, a wild boom town, where a new gold had been discovered, and actors, naturally a crazy and vagabond ilk, ran loose. Today that’s gone. Hollywood is horribly respectable. The actors are too sober. They play cricket and polo; they […]

Directors/Producers

King Vidor

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King Vidor

“Some pictures costing not over $30,000 have swept large fortunes into the pockets of their makers. The big spectacle has its market, but the smaller picture with that elusive thing, appeal, will never be passe.” – King Vidor, director, in 1922.   The Family Honor (1920)   Our Daily Bread (1934). Stars Karen Morley and […]

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D.W. Griffith – photos and quotes

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D.W. Griffith

“I wonder if you realize that every community, from that of a city like London to the very smallest village in saddest Russia, is well acquainted with your mountains, roadways, streets, through the motion picture – and very well acquainted with a large part of your Los Angeles population, the motion picture people.” – D.W. […]

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Clint Eastwood – photos and quotes

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Clint Eastwood Magnum Force

“All guns should be registered. I don’t think legitimate gun owners would mind that kind of legislation. Right now the furor against a gun law is by gun owners who are overreacting. They worry that all guns are going to be recalled. It’s impossible to take guns out of circulation, and that’s why firearms should […]

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Alfred Hitchcock – photos and quotes

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“In real life, to be called ‘melodramatic’ is to be criticized. The term suggests behavior which is hysterical and exaggerated. A woman may receive the news of her husband’s death by throwing up her arms and screaming, or she may sit quite still and say nothing. The first is melodramatic. But it may well happen […]

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Charles Chaplin – photos and quotes

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Charles Chaplin

“The businessman, the banker, the artist, or whoever he is who puts up the money wants to be assured, and therefore, we all argue about what ‘they’ want….The public does not stand at the box-office and say: ‘We want a drama after this pattern….’ Quite frankly, I do not believe the public knows what it […]