Santa Catalina Island 1953

Santa Catalina Island photos

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Pictures of Santa Catalina Island thru the years. Above photo: 1953.   “Camp Clemente,” a temporary campground somewhere on Catalina Island in the late 1800s.   A monster-size black sea bass weighing 384-pounds was caught with a rod and reel off Catalina Island by Franklin Schenck of Brooklyn, NY. Photo dated August 17, 1900. It […]

Mack Sennettt

Mack Sennett – photos and quotes

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“The way to write a good moving picture comedy is first to get your idea; you’ll find that either in sex or crime. Those two fields are the great feeding grounds of funny ideas. Having found your hub idea, you build out the spokes; those are the natural developments that your imagination will suggest. Then […]

Long Beach

Long Beach photos

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This turn of the 20th Century postcard is confusing because it claims that Long Beach, California, had the longest beach on the Pacific Coast. However, Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State is considered the longest beach in the United States (some say the world, though this claim is disputed). If that isn’t confusing enough, several […]

Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney – photos and quotes

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“There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.” — Lon Chaney   The Penalty (1920)   The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). With Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Tully Marshall, Brandon Hurst, Winifred Bryson, Raymond Hatton, Nigel De Brullier, Gladys Brockwell, Eulalie Jensen and Ernest Torrence.   “The role of the hunchback […]

John Barrymore

John Barrymore – photos and quotes

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“The good die young, because they see it’s no use living if you have got to be good.” – John Barrymore   Charles Chaplin, John Barrymore and Douglas Fairbanks posing for a gag photo in 1924.   Tempest (1928). Artist: Charles W. Pancoast.   “Of course, we are all exhibitionists or we shouldn’t be actors. […]