Silent Film Stars

Mary Garden

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"Mary Garden has had nearly everything in her time that a star desires. Yes, even a voice." -- Mary Garden (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Mary Garden is jealous of no one. The world well knows who created the roles of Salome and Aphrodite. I may be getting old now, but these persons who have accused me of being jealous are amusing. Mary Garden has had nearly everything in her time that a star desires. Yes, even a voice.” — […]

Celebrity Portraits

Lew Cody

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"The girl is yours when you kiss her - until you meet the next one." -- Lew Cody (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The girl is yours when you kiss her – until you meet the next one.” — Lew Cody Source: 1920     The Butterfly Man (1920)   SODA JERK ON WAGER Hollywood, June 5, 1928 (U.P.) – If Lew Cody and Ralph Spence really placed a $1,000 side bet on the outcome then Lew Cody […]

Silent Film Stars

Tom Mix – photos and quotes

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Tom Mix (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“You know, the more money a cowboy has, the bigger his hat. Mexicans, too. They think nothing of spending $5,000 for a suit. I’ve seen Mexicans wearing $20 gold pieces on the heels of their shoes. Cowboys, of course, don’t go in for that. You may not believe it, but the best dressed cowboys come […]

Stars of the Alexandria Hotel

David Belasco

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David Belasco

“I suppose many people think that all Mr. Belasco does is order other people around, and sit back and enjoy the results. Nothing could be further from the truth. He is indefatigable.  For two years, I was in the Belasco Company. I recall a Belasco rehearsal which began in the afternoon of a balmy fall […]

Famous Visitors

Mary Miles Minter

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Mary Miles Minter

“The real Mary Miles Minter was a cousin who died when she was a baby. She was nine years older than I, and my mother naturally thought of her when it looked as though we would have to close the show because I wasn’t 16 years old. So when Gerry man came, mother showed him […]