Celebrity Portraits

Elvis Presley – photos & quotes

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Elvis Presley

“Hmmph! I’ll get rid of him before he contaminates all the clean-cut youth in our country.” – Hedda Hopper on Elvis Presley   A very early example of Elvis merchandising, this is a bookend from around 1956.       Jazz pianist, composer and session musician Dudley Brooks working with Elvis Presley at Stan’s Play Room, […]

Character Actors

Peter Lorre – photos and quotes

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Peter Lorre

“Doesn’t it strike you as just a little funny when you think of us actors eternally putting on and taking off make-up and spending the best part of our days and nights making funny faces? When you look at it from a grown-up point of view, acting is the most childish of professions, isn’t it? […]