Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood

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“To live sanely in Los Angeles (or, I suppose, in any other large American city) you have to cultivate the art of staying awake. You must learn to resist (firmly but not tensely) the unceasing hypnotic suggestions of the radio, the billboards, the movies and the newspapers; those demon voices which are forever whispering in […]

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Woody Allen

Woody Allen

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“My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.” — Woody Allen Photographer: Irving Penn.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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“People ask me sometimes if I ever change my mind about a review, and I no longer agree with what I said in my review of The Graduate (1967), that the Simon & Garfunkel songs are instantly forgettable. I don’t think that was right.” — Roger Ebert

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Dr. Seuss 1959

Dr. Seuss

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss (on life) Photo: 1959

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Neil Simon

Neil Simon

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“When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles.” ― Neil Simon

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Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley Gardner

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“I want it understood that I have no natural aptitude as a writer. In fact, I don’t consider myself a very good writer. I do consider myself a good plotter. And I consider myself one hell of a good salesman as far as manufacturing merchandise that will sell is concerned.” — Erle Stanley Gardner, pulp […]

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Frances Marion

Frances Marion – photos and quotes

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“I prefer working at home because the studio is such a beehive of activity. And how can they expect a poor scenario writer to plunge into deep and silent study when Rome is burning on the lot across the street; Julian Eltinge, outside your door, is discussing the latest New York fashions with Mary Pickford; […]

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Anita Loos

Anita Loos – photos and quotes

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“You might say that I know life only as it’s found in books, but if you did I should interpose that I have always chosen only those books which show life as it is. So I haven’t seen a distorted picture of life. My own existence has been restricted, in a way – yet I […]

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

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“Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.” — Dorothy Parker

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler

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“A preoccupation with words for their own sake is fatal to good film making. It’s not what films are for. It’s not my cup of tea, but it could have been if I’d started it twenty years earlier. But twenty years earlier of course I could never have got there, and that is true of […]

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