Celebrity Portraits

Jennifer Jones – photos and quotes

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Jennifer Jones Song of Bernadette

“An actress plays all types of roles. When I play Bernadette I will become Bernadette, but when I am off the screen I am Jennifer Jones. No girl could, however, fail to want her life to be exemplary so that she is worthy of playing Bernadette.” — Jennifer Jones Source: Louella Parsons (1943) Photo: Song […]

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Helen Gibson – photos and quotes

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Helen Gibson

“I have heard that they call me ‘The Girl with Nine Lives.’ Well, if the description is right, I am pretty certain that I have lost eight of the nine already, for it is a rather weird coincidence that in my career as the ‘hazardous Helen’ there have been just eight occasions when I really […]

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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, […]

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Gary Cooper – photos and quotes

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"I've learned to like Hollywood and everyone in it....I miss the country, and I miss a lot of fine folks. But I'll never go back to that. There's too much routine, and I've learned to live on excitement." -- Gary Cooper (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’ve learned to like Hollywood and everyone in it….I miss the country, and I miss a lot of fine folks. But I’ll never go back to that. There’s too much routine, and I’ve learned to live on excitement.” — Gary Cooper Source: Edward Churchill (1931)   Cooper at two years old.   “I know that […]