Priscilla Dean

Priscilla Dean 

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“I’ve a reputation for temperamental display. Surely, I have an awful temper. But I’ve tried to be a good sport. I don’t ‘show off’ just to make a fuss. When I cut loose it’s because I feel I have a just grievance.” — Priscilla Dean  Source: Myrtle Gebhart (1924)

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Ernst Lubitsch

Ernst Lubitsch

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“Any good movie is filled with secrets. If a director doesn’t leave anything unsaid, it’s a lousy picture. If a picture’s unsaid, it’s a lousy picture. If a picture is good, it’s mysterious, with things unsaid.” — Ernst Lubitsch

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Rex Ingram

Rex Ingram

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“There are so many things necessary for the making of good pictures, and so few people can qualify! They grasp the superficial points, fill in with a lot of ‘hokum’ and ‘get by,’ temporarily! But there is no sincerity, and it tells in the end. Whatever I do may be wrong, but while I am […]

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Harry Carey

Harry Carey

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“The main trouble with the picture industry today is this business of imitating. It’s done for money. Art is a slight consideration with most producers. Yet a picture that lacks art doesn’t make money. The fellows who are getting the most out of the business are the ones who are doing something new.” — Harry […]

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Madge Bellamy

Madge Bellamy

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”I got too big for my britches. I wanted too much money and when it was not forthcoming, I quit.” — Madge Bellamy Source: Her obituary from the New York Times, 1990.

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Johnny Mack Brown

Johnny Mack Brown

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“There’s nobody in the world can tell me I’m not going to make a success of this acting. I know I will –because I’m learning the fundamentals. I’ve studied more out here than I ever did at Alabama. I’m getting a ground-work — studying everything. I’ve invested a lot of my earnings in study. Diction, […]

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Nils Asther

Nils Asther

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“Like Garbo I have been given many labels by the newspapers. ‘Very nearly as handsome as Valentino‘… ‘the masculine version of that mysterious fascination that is Garbo‘s.’ I am tired of being just a screen lover, and I hope some day to get a chance to be myself. I am rather like Greta in that […]

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Leatrice Joy

Leatrice Joy – photos and quotes

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“Leatrice is the name my mother gave me. She made it up all by herself. She liked the name ‘Beatrice’ because it means ‘blessing from God’ — Dante’s Beatrice, you know. But my father once had a girl friend named Beatrice, so my mother didn’t want to call her that, no matter how much I […]

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Marion Aye

Marion Aye – Tragic film player

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Marion Aye (1903-1951) is a forgotten silent film player with a tragic story. She was born Maryon Eloise Aye in Chicago, Illinois, in 1903. Her father, James, was an attorney and her mother, Eloise, was a homemaker. She also had one younger brother named James Jr. In 1911, the Ayes moved to Los Angeles and […]

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Virginia Cherrill

Virginia Cherrill – photos and quotes

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“I was never happier or more excited in my life. I finally found the thing I really wanted to do. But just now I’m concerned about reconciling grandmother to the fact that her granddaughter is going to be an actress. I know it’s hard for her to have a Cherrill in the movies, but I’ll […]

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