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

Mary Garden

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“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.” — […]

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

Lew Cody

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“The girl is yours when you kiss her – until you meet the next one.” — Lew Cody Source: 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 won that sum for being […]

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Karla Schramm as Jane in 1920. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Karla Schramm – Tarzan’s Second Jane

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Karla Schramm (February 1, 1891 – January 17, 1980) was an early silent film player on the West Coast. During her early childhood, she lived with her family in Portland, Oregon. When she was was around nine years old, she and her older sister Paloma toured the U.S. and Alaska as musical prodigies, giving piano […]

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David Belasco

David Belasco

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“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 […]

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Fannie Ward

Fannie Ward – photos and quotes

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“I just love this motion picture work. It keeps me out in the open air. Going to the theatre night after night breaks in so on your evenings….So different out here. I seldom, if ever, have to work at night. I look forward to the time when I can stay home evenings, sit in front […]

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Myrtle Stedman 1917

Myrtle Stedman – photos and quotes

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“Sometimes I think that I am very unfortunate, indeed, not to have had some sad thing in my life to think about and cry. Tears are such comforts. No, I have always been happy.” — Myrtle Stedman   “I am the youngest, the baby of the family – spoiled – but I am glad I […]

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Mary Miles Minter

Mary Miles Minter

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“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 […]

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Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino – Photos and Quotes

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“Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.” — Rudolph Valentino   “He’s too foreign looking. The girls would never like him.” — D.W. Griffith‘s early assessment of Valentino. Source: Emily W. Leider’s book, Dark Lover. […]

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