Iconic Locales

Long Beach photos

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Long Beach

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 […]

Silent Film Stars

Anna Q Nilsson – photos and quotes

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Anna Q Nilsson

“Living – living fully and richly – is more important than anything else in life. In Europe, people know how. Even little shopkeepers take two holidays a year–just close up shop and go with their families to the mountains and seashore. In this country, people work continually until they can work no longer. Then they […]

Silent Film Stars

Betty Blythe – Silver Screen Vamp

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Betty Blythe

“I must have been good at being bad. My fall from stardom was destined. I know now that a woman can’t go on playing villainous roles and be successful for long though it is different for men. But if a woman is bad, she is stamped.” – Betty Blythe (1893-1972)   “It is wonderful that women […]