Ramon Novarro (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Ramon Novarro – photos and quotes

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“You never see a high-class Mexican on the screen. It is always the poor, uneducated peasant or bandit. Consequently, the American people have come to look upon the Mexicans as a nation of cut-throats. The jails of America are full of criminals and there are just as many more of them at large. But this […]

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Helen Lindroth (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Helen Lindroth

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“Having had experience on the legitimate stage before entering the silent drama, I at first missed the suspense of the raising of the curtain, and the rows and rows of people before me with their intensity, laughter, and outburts. Now, I do not want them, as they would distract my mental picture. But remember, we […]

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Carol Halloway (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Carol Halloway

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Carol Halloway: FELL INTO “THE MOVIES.” How Carol Halloway “Beauty” Star, Made Capital of Disaster. Billings Gazette, Dec. 27, 1915 Miss Carol Halloway, pretty ingenue in American “Beauty” comedies, literally stumbled into filmdom. The story has just been made public. While tramping around, high up in the Santa Ynez mountains, near Santa Barbara with a […]

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"Bootleggers are as common as whiskers in Russia. Seems that we'll have to give 'em tags so they'll not be bothering one another." -- Al St. John (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Al St. John

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“Bootleggers are as common as whiskers in Russia. Seems that we’ll have to give ’em tags so they’ll not be bothering one another.” — Al St. John Source: 1919   2

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Peggy Pearce (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Peggy Pearce

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Peggy Pearce (possible real name Vilma or Velma Pearce, though in later life, she went by Peggy P. Klein), is a forgotten star of the silent film era. She was June 4, 1894, in Long Beach, California. She had blonde hair and blue eyes. She got her start as an early Mack Sennett bathing beauty. Charles […]

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Eve Southern

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“I used to be called ‘the girl who never had a chance.’” — Eve Southern Souce: Alice L. Tildesley (1927)   Douglas Fairbanks is making a story of a South American cowboy, the gaucho being the picturesque name for his character. The plot calls for two leading ladies, one to portray the spiritual influence over […]

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Virginia Lee Corbin (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Virginia Lee Corbin

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“Oh, you know, I’m going to be a dramatic actress. Yes, by all means. Nothing else is so much fun as that. Oh, I love to cry!” — child star Virginia Lee Corbin in 1921. She was either 6 or 10 years old at the time (due to conflicting accounts of her birth year). Corbin […]

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Jack J. Clark (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Jack J. Clark

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“Jack J. Clark of the Gene Gauntier Players, if we are to believe an apparently authentic report, is, besides a gallant and accomplished leading man, an expert violinist. The fact, however, is not generally known outside of an immediate circle of friends.” — a 1914 newspaper column called “Player Notes.” 2

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Virginia Pearson (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Virginia Pearson

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Virginia Pearson Spends Thousands to Regain Beauty for Fling in Movies by Grant Marsden San Bernardino Sun, Aug. 24, 1924 LOS ANGELES – For five years Virginia Pearson was one of the nobility of the republic. She was a movie star. One day an auto skidded into a telephone pole and overturned. The chauffeur was […]

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“I know I had talent, but I also knew it wasn’t enough to make an impression.” – Priscilla Bonner (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Priscilla Bonner

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“I know I had talent, but I also knew it wasn’t enough to make an impression.” – Priscilla Bonner 2

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