Celebrity Portraits

Kay Francis – photos and quotes

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Kay Francis

“Everything good comes to Hollywood, but nothing originates here. It’s a melting pot for talent developed in other parts of the world.” – Kay Francis Source: Dorothy Woolridge (1934)   “I seldom wear low heels and never slouch when I’m standing. If I am tall I’m going to be tall. Personally, I consider myself lucky not […]

Celebrity Portraits

Clive Brook

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Clive Brook

“Hollywood is a chain gang and we lose the will to escape. The links of the chain are not forged with cruelties but with luxuries.” — Clive Brook   Year: 1930. Artist: Lill Tschudi (1911-2004). Linocut. 255 x 170 mm.   The Lawyer’s Secret (1931). Starring Jean Arthur, Charles Rogers, Fay Wray and Richard Arlen. […]

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 […]

1930s

Los Angeleno photos in the 1930s

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Bee Careful Los Angeleno photos

Los Angelenos in the 1930s: Above: Taken at a bee farm in Alhambra, circa 1930. (LAPL 00066598)   The Los Angeles Fire Department football team in 1930. Photo taken around the time the team played the University of North Dakota. (LAPL 00055692)   Children posing for a studio portrait at the Angelus Studio, 1962 E. […]