Forgotten Stars

Mae Clarke – photos and quotes

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Mae Clarke

“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 […]

Forgotten Stars

Dorothy Jordan – photos and quotes

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Dorothy Jordan

“I’d never have been a success in silents. The clamor was too confusing. I’d been told that there would be music to help us emote. I expected a symphony orchestra, at least. Instead, there was a wheezy portable organ and two squeaky violins, which alternately played ‘Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby,’ and Massenet’s ‘Elegie.’” – […]

Recipes

Anne Shirley’s Wilted Salad Recipe – 1930s

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Anne Shirley's Wilted Salad Recipe

Anne Shirley‘s Wilted Salad recipe INGREDIENTS: Loose leaves from a head of lettuce (Recipe doesn’t specify what kind of lettuce, so I recommend something like Romaine, which can be cooked). 3 strips of bacon. (Again, the exact number is my guess, so you can play around with this number all you want.) .5 cup of […]