Celebrity Portraits

Gary Cooper – photos and quotes

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"I've learned to like Hollywood and everyone in it....I miss the country, and I miss a lot of fine folks. But I'll never go back to that. There's too much routine, and I've learned to live on excitement." -- Gary Cooper (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’ve learned to like Hollywood and everyone in it….I miss the country, and I miss a lot of fine folks. But I’ll never go back to that. There’s too much routine, and I’ve learned to live on excitement.” — Gary Cooper Source: Edward Churchill (1931)   Cooper at two years old.   “I know that […]

Silent Film Stars

Vera Steadman – School of Hard Knocks

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Vera Steadman

“Practically every girl star I know has been through the school of hard knocks, and naturally such girls don’t have a fragile and pampered look.” — Vera Steadman in 1927. Mini Biography Vera Steadman (1900-1966) went through her own school of hard knocks. The native Cailfornian was a strong swimmer, who became one of Mack […]

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Lilyan Tashman – photos and quotes

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Lilyan Tashman 1931

“I’m not impressed by anyone who is known as a ‘great person,’ in films or out of them. I might find a stocking salesman more interesting.” — Lilyan Tashman Source: Edward Churchill (1930) Photo: Eugene Robert Richee (1931)   “I’d feel perfectly well dressed if I’d put on somebody else’s clothes in the dark in […]

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Carmel Myers – photos and quotes

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Carmel Myers

“I started out playing bad ladies, they called them vamps in those days.” — Carmel Myers Source: Kevin Thomas (1975)       “Why, Mr. Goldfish, if my career depends on hiding the fact that I was born a Jew, I’d rather not have one.” — Carmel Myers‘ response to Samuel Goldwyn (real name Goldfish) […]

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Corinne Griffith – Photos and Quotes

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Corinne Griffith

“I personally dislike photographs showing an undue expanse of legs. Consequently I will not have such pictures taken for publicity purposes. When I am working in a picture, that is different. Personal likes or dislikes have no place there. If we are to interpret characters correctly we must put ourselves into the flesh and blood […]