Celebrity Portraits

Lillian Gish – photos and quotes

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Lillian Gish

“I never approved of talkies. Silent movies were well on their way to developing an entirely new art form. It was not just pantomime, but something wonderfully expressive.” — Lillian Gish   “We were from Ohio. Ladies had their name in print when they were born, when they got married and when they died – […]

Celebrity Portraits

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 […]

1920s

Los Angelenos – 1920s

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4 women 1924 Los Angeles

Photos of Los Angelenos taken in the 1920s. Above photo: A family portrait in Los Angeles, circa 1924.   Office workers in Glendale, CA, c. 1922.   Two women reading on the porch on July 4, 1923.   Swinging near Eagle Rock, c. 1923.   This family portrait was supposedly taken in Los Angeles in […]