Mary Philbin Phantom of the Opera 1925

Mary Philbin – Photos and Quotes

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“If you have a good imagination you can play any kind of role. You should think the way you believe the character you are portraying would think.” — Mary Philbin Source: Dan Thomas (1928) Photo: The Phantom of the Opera (1925)   The Phantom of the Opera (1925). With Lon Chaney and Norman Kerry.   […]

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Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing

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“People look at me as if I were some sort of monster, but I can’t think why. In my macabre pictures, I have either been a monster-maker or a monster-destroyer, but never a monster. Actually, I’m a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly. I love animals, and when I’m in the country I’m a keen […]

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Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney – photos and quotes

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“There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.” — Lon Chaney   The Penalty (1920)   The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). With Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Tully Marshall, Brandon Hurst, Winifred Bryson, Raymond Hatton, Nigel De Brullier, Gladys Brockwell, Eulalie Jensen and Ernest Torrence.   “The role of the hunchback […]

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Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones – Photos and Quotes

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“What’s a kook? Man, that’s when you’re nicely sick. Kooks do like they feel and live up to it.” – Carolyn Jones   “I discovered that Yoga is actually a mental science. The way our social structure is set up it is hard for people to achieve the right attitude to live a full happy life. […]

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Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester – Photos and Quotes

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“The most memorable thing I did in that film [Bride of Frankenstein, 1935], I believe, was my screaming. In almost all my movies since I’ve been called upon to scream. I don’t know if it’s by chance, but I would like to think that I’m not hired for that talent alone.” — Elsa Lanchester   […]

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Clara Bow Hollywood Halloween Cheesecake Photos

Hollywood Halloween Cheesecake Photos

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A collection of Los Angeles Halloween photos. Above: Clara Bow, putting the “It” in “Witch.”   Anita Page   Photo Caption reads: Mabel, Verna and Marie in Spanish costumes for a Halloween party at La Veda Ballroom on Vernon Avenue near Wall Street. Photo taken in 1929. (Photographer: Tivoli / LAPL 00001251)   Singer/actress Shirley Ross in […]

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Barbara Steele

Barbara Steele – Horror Queen

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“They [meaning Fox Studios] had this preconceived idea that women were all glossy lips. They’d say: ‘We’d better pin your ears back. We’d better make you blonde. You don’t have any décolletage.’ Then came the orders: ‘Don’t be seen around with him because… Don’t walk around the lot in high heels’ – they thought I […]

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Horror Films – Photos (1950-1959)

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Here’s a collection of campy horror films from the 1950s. Above photo: “The cobra has a fascination. It’s like looking death in the face.” — Cult of the Cobra (1955).     “I’ll give you proof! I’ll show you proof such as no man has ever had!” — The Neanderthal Man (1953)   “Humans, listen to me. Due to […]

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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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Bela Lugosi – photos and quotes

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“Death is the only thing that really is frightening to me. The calendar turns, and eventually you have to go.” – Bela Lugosi Source: Aline Mosby (1955) Photo: 1931   “I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.” — Bela Lugosi Photo: Dracula (1931)   “If my accent […]

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