“The man that’s out to do something has to keep in high gear all the time.” – Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Photo: Wild and Woolly (1917) Reggie Mixes In (1916) “I attended a military academy in Denver, my home town; then went to the Colorado College of Mines for a time, and later to […]
“I believe it pays to be poor because then you have to put up with disagreeable things. You can’t run away, so you stay and fight them.” —Mae Clarke Source: Alice L. Tildesley in 1933 “It’s trite to say, ‘I always wanted to go on the stage.’ People who read and write about stage […]
“There is a photographer in La Salle, Ill., my home, who has always believed I was the prettiest girl in La Salle. One day, he came to me and urged me to send my photograph to a Chicago newspaper, which, in conjunction with the Elks lodges of the United States was conducting a beauty contest. […]
“I used to read the reviews of the pictures in which I had played, hoping some kind critic would perhaps discover me. But all they ever said was ‘Billie Dove was satisfactory in’ … or ‘Billie Dove was seen in the role’ … Exasperating, wouldn’t you think?” — Billie Dove in 1928. Source: Los Angeles […]
Josephine Williams, “the largest extra girl in pictures,” and her husband Karl Otto Lewis in 1927. Photoplay’s caption is not flattering.