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Mae Murray – photos and quotes

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Mae Murray

“I believe, just now at any rate, that pictures are the bigger, more important medium.” — Mae Murray Source: Johnson Briscoe (1917) “My opportunities on the stage were always rather limited, for I was never permitted to do much but sing and dance. And I want to act! Oh, yes, indeed, I do.” — Mae Murray […]

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Mildred Davis – Silent Film Star

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Mildred Davis

“Keep early hours, draw a sharp line between work and play, eat your meals at regular times, keep your mind on your work when you’re at it, forget it when you aren’t, and always think pleasant thoughts.” — Mildred Davis Quote: 1922 Photo: Fred Hartsook       “Some of the old saws have real […]

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Joan Crawford – photos and quotes

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“You know, the greatest thing about our business is that we’re allowed to see ourselves as others see us. Some of these kids see themselves and think, ‘O, gee, I look pretty good.’ What they don’t see is the loving photography, the singing, posture, dancing lessons that have been given them free. And the publicity. […]

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Betty Compson – photos and quotes

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Betty Compson (1897-1974) began as a low income stock player for comedy producer Al Christie in the mid-1910s. She eventually left Christie to work in cheaply made movie chapter serials. As a young ingénue, Compson was very pretty and ambitious. When not working, she networked by appearing at all of the right places in downtown Los Angeles. At a […]

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Buster Keaton – Photos and Quotes

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Buster Keaton 1927

“It’s kind of tragic sometimes to be a comic….in an age of wholesale laughter.” — Buster Keaton Source: Martin Regan (1930) Photo: Ruth Harriett Louise   The Bell Boy (1918). Stars Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle.       Buster Keaton Comedies advertisement, c. 1920. Disclosure: The link below is an affiliate link, meaning, at no additional cost […]

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Myrna Loy – Photos and Quotes

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Myrna Loy

“My dancing school work was getting me exactly nowhere. The twenty-five a month was getting us into debt…. “I heard, then, that Fanchon and Marco were putting on one of their revues at the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre. I applied for the job and got it. I was one of thirty girls doing the dance numbers. […]

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Natacha Rambova – Photos and Quotes

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Natacha Rambova

    “The movie fans will learn that success – permanent success – isn’t a question of luck and a good-looking face. People laugh when you talk about ideals in this business. They think you are crazy. They say the public doesn’t want good pictures. How do they know? Have they ever tried making them?” […]