Celebrity Portraits

Orson Welles – photos and quotes

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Orson Welles

“But I’m sure Hollywood isn’t what it used to be. Once it was what people expected, a wild boom town, where a new gold had been discovered, and actors, naturally a crazy and vagabond ilk, ran loose. Today that’s gone. Hollywood is horribly respectable. The actors are too sober. They play cricket and polo; they […]

Celebrity Portraits

Anita Lhoest – Captive Girl – 1950

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Anita Lhoest

Anita Lhoest (1931-2000) was a well-known Los Angeles swimmer in the 1940s who starred in only one Hollywood feature film. Mini Bio Anita Lhoset (pronounced Lo-Hest) was born in Los Angeles, c. 1931. Her parents were Belgium immigrants, and her father was a professional cellist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. At seven years of age, she […]